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Geek News on the Radio for June 1st, 2021

The Voice of ‘Hermey’ and the 1960’s Animated Spiderman Dead at 90

Paul Soles was described as a “Canadian treasure” by his manager who confirmed the unfortunate news.

Via https://popculture.com/celebrity/news/paul-soles-voice-of-hermey-in-rudolph-dead-at-90/

 

Amazon Purchases MGM

Amazon has purchased the creators of ‘Rocky’ and ‘James Bond’ for $8.45 billion. Due to disputes between the Broccoli family, Amazon will only own half of the James Bond franchise.

Via https://screencrush.com/amazon-buys-mgm/

 

Kevin Feige apologizes for whitewashing in Doctor Strange.

The idea to cast Tilda Swinton as the ancient one was originally thought to be a good plan. Replacing the stereotypical wise Asian man with a non-binary individual ended up with whitewashing the original character.

Via https://www.insider.com/kevin-feige-regrets-tilda-swinton-doctor-strange-whitewashing-2021-5#:~:text=Kevin%20Feige%20said%20he%20regrets%20casting%20Tilda%20Swinton%20in%20’Doctor,was%20a%20wake%20up%20call’&text=In%20%22Doctor%20Strange%2C%22%20Tilda,%2C%20not%20feed%20into%20them.%22

 

The Live Action ‘Powerpuff Girls’ return to the drawing board.

The pilot for the series was terribly received by CW, leading to a complete re-work of the pilot.

Via https://tvline.com/2021/05/25/powerpuff-girls-pilot-too-campy-reworked-cw/

 

Watch the original ‘Spacejam’ alongside the ‘Teen Titans’

On June 20th, a special version of Spacejam will air with the characters of ‘Teen Titans’ watching and reacting to the film ‘Mystery Science Theater’ style.

Via https://screencrush.com/teen-titans-go-space-jam/


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