New Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Trailer / Lord of the Rings Virtual Marathon – FNR

Happy New Year, Fandom Fans! This is our first Fandom News Roundup of 2023! We are excited to spend another year sharing the latest news from pop culture and beyond. Before we can share what is new, let’s take one last look at 2022 with the…RAPIDFIRE!

The official Hazbin Hotel Twitter account had a special New Year’s Eve surprise: a visual for a new, never-before-seen antagonist.

Disney & Pixar’s Turning Red resonated with audiences due to its touching story and nostalgic music. That music was sung by the film’s boyband–4*Town! The boyband’s single, “1 True Love,” has received a full-length music video.

Riot Nerd is hosting another banger! This time they are taking over with TOXICITY: A Nu-Metal Party!

Another Phase of the Moon 

Based on Marvel’s hit comic books, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follow the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur are on Disney Channel and Disney+.

Explore Middle Earth Right Where YOU Are

five medals designed after iconic locations from the Lord of the Rings series

The One Ring cannot stay in The Shire, it must be destroyed. Are you up for the challenge? Follow Frodo’s epic journey through Middle-earth with THE LORD OF THE RINGS Virtual Challenge Series. Walk, run or cycle all the way from The Shire to Mount Doom in an epic adventure with one goal – destroying the One Ring. You can only arrive at Mount Doom by having the courage to complete each of the five challenges in sequential order. Only those with the determination and bravery to see the journey through to its end will be able to claim the final medal. Once you complete the previous challenge, you’ll be able to start the next one.

You can track all your miles (or kilometers) across Middle-earth directly in their mobile iOS and Android apps.

The five challenges follow the path of the Ring-bearer from The Shire all the way to the fire of Mount Doom, defying Sauron’s growing power.

In the envelope found on the first medal, The Shire, you’ll find the One Ring, and by the end, you must destroy it for the sake of all in Middle-earth. To sign-up for this unique experience head to their official website.

An Indigo Child Takes on Darkness in Let Me Out Trailer 

In Let Me Out, play as Alvin, a 10-year-old indigo child, is in search of his mother and escape from Mata Koetjhing, an ancient Javanese village. Get help from your little sister’s spirit, and your pet spider and brew potions to exorcize mysterious creatures. Let Me Out is coming soon to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

This Creamer Will be There for You 

a yellow coffee cup sits on top of a wooden table, next to it is a purple bottle of coffee creamer with cartoon versions of the cast of the TV show Friends
When you think of the show Friends, coffee has to be in your top five thoughts. The icon show has partnered with International Delight for a limited-edition coffee creamer.  The Friends’ creamer is called Manhattan Hazelnut Mocha. The bottle features the iconic friends purple with cartoon versions of the cast, and the Central Perk logo. The creamer also comes in a zero-sugar version.  Fandom Foodies can find this creamer in grocery stores now!

NieR is Ready for its Next Version

Nier: Automata Ver1.1a is an upcoming anime television series based on the action role-playing game Nier: Automata developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. The series is produced by A-1 Pictures.

Watch NieR: Automata Ver1.1a on Crunchyroll on January 8, 2023!

Broadcasting Legend Barbara Walters Passes Away 

Broadcasting legend, News Pioneer, Barbara Walters passed away. Walter was 93 years old.  “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not only for female journalists but for all women,” Walters’ spokesperson Cindi Berger told CNN in a statement.  Walters was known for her roles on The View and on 20/20. We send our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.

The Time Lord Will Return in 2023 

The BBC released a special trailer on their YouTube Channel announcing the return of Doctor Who.  Whovians get a sneak peek of the upcoming Doctor Who special and another look at the newest Doctor. We can expect more content in 2023!

That completes our first FNR of 2023! It felt good! What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.  Remember to stay hydrated, have fun and follow your fandom!

About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, curating social media for the*gameHERS, or helping to produce the DB4L podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch horror films, and play Mario Kart. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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