Zootopia+ / Spider-Punk Enters the Spiderverse – FNR

Hi, Fandom Fans!  Welcome back to another edition of the Fandom News Roundup! It is your weekly resource for all things Fandom. It’s a labor of love but you fans are worth it. Before we dive into the stories you may have missed. Let’s check out what we already covered with the RAPIDFIRE!

Otaku Sekai is a brand new anime lounge located in Massachusetts, which features gaming setups, space for tabletop games, and a recurring Maid Café!

A new trailer has dropped for Gale – Stay Away From Oz. A new film from director Daniel Alexander that seems to put a spin on the story we thought we knew.

After Avatar Studios announced back in June that they are working on three new films for the series, Paramount confirmed last week that the first of those films has an official release date of October 10, 2025: over one decade since The Legend of Korra ended, and TWO decades after the original series first aired.

Kevin Conroy, the beloved actor who portrayed Batman in animated form, passed away on Thursday, November 10th, 2022. He was 66.

Cosmetics brand, Wet n Wild has captured the colorful and playful spirit of the beloved cartoon in its newest makeup collection. The Peanuts x Wet n Wild collection has everything you need to feel the spirit of the holidays from your head to your toes.

Netflix’s upcoming Addams Family reboot series, Wednesday, is edging closer to its release date, and the streamer has now given us a look at the chilling opening title sequence.

In a recent interview with ET OnlineJenna Ortega spoke more about Scream 6 and gave us a better idea of what to expect, whilst discussing the absence of Neve Campbell.

Learn More About the Wild World of Zootopia 

“Zootopia+” heads back to the fast-paced mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a short-form series that dives deeper into the lives of some of the Oscar®-winning feature film’s most intriguing residents, including Fru Fru, the fashion-forward arctic shrew; ZPD dispatcher Clawhauser, the sweet-toothed cheetah; and Flash, the smiling sloth who’s full of surprises. The series is directed by Josie Trinidad (Co-Head of Story, “Zootopia”; Head of Story, “Ralph Breaks the Internet”) and Trent Correy (Director, “Once Upon a Snowman” and “Drop”), and produced by Nathan Curtis (Associate Producer, “Encanto” and “Raya and the Last Dragon”). Episodes debuted Nov. 9 include 1. Hopp on Board – When Judy boards the train from Bunny Burrow to Zootopia to begin her life as the big city’s first bunny cop, Stu and Bonnie’s youngest daughter, Molly, hitches a ride atop the train, forcing the down-to-earth duo out of their comfort zone and into an action-packed rescue mission. 2. The Real Rodents of Little Rodentia – Newly engaged, Fru Fru kicks off wedding planning with enthusiasm and flourish—at least until her scene-stealing cousin Tru Tru arrives to assume the role of Shrew of Honor. A battle for the spotlight ensues until a close call with a giant donut reveals that for better or worse, no one knows you better than family. 3. Duke the Musical – After being wrangled and arrested in a giant donut—compliments of Officer Judy Hopps—clever criminal weasel Duke reevaluates his life, pondering where he went wrong—in song. In a musical aptly staged in his own mind, Duke contemplates how to go from a small-time crook to the Big Time! 4. The Godfather of the Bride – A touching tale about the powerful arctic shrew known as Mr. Big revisits Fru Fru’s big day when he delivers a revelatory father-of-the-bride speech. Taking guests back in time to his days as Mr. Small, a new immigrant to Zootopia, he imparts the wisdom he gained then about the importance of friends, family, and community. 5. So You Think You Can Prance – ZPD dispatcher Clawhauser persuades his boss, Chief Bogo, to audition for “So You Think You Can Prance.” The stakes are high as the ultimate prize is a dream-come-true opportunity to dance on stage with megastar pop sensation Gazelle. 6. Dinner Rush – As super server Sam urgently tries to finish her restaurant shift to make a once-in-a-lifetime Gazelle concert, Flash and Priscilla show up at the last minute with hopes of a once-in-a-lifetime dinner.

The Second and Final Season of Carnival Row is Almost Here 

Amazon’s Carnival Row is a fantastical show filled with magic, mystery, and lust. The show starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevinge returns for one final season on February 17, 2023. This season will follow up after the events of season one with fairy folk and humans on the brink of war.  Will Carnival Row have a peaceful ending? We will just have to wait and see.

Vroom Vroom Vroom like a Super Sonic

K-Pop and video games are a new trend in the World of Fandom.  Groups like BTS, ITZY, (G)-IDLE, and more have partnered with video game companies to promote their latest games. Girl group Kep1er and their hit song Wa Da Da take center stage for SEGA’s Sonic Frontiers. In the commercial the members of Kep1er explore the new game, giving us a look at its open-world concept.  In Frontiers Sonic, Tails, and Amy decide to investigate activity that has drawn the Chaos Emeralds to the Starfall Islands. Upon approach, their plane is sucked into a wormhole to Cyber Space, from which only Sonic escapes to the islands in the real world. A disembodied voice commends Sonic’s escape and tasks him with finding the Chaos Emeralds and destroying the island’s robotic “Titans” to remove the boundary between the real and digital worlds.  The game is currently available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Spider-Punk is Ready to Rock the Spider-Verse 

Sony’s award-winning Into the Spider-Verse was a huge hit with critics and audiences alike. Many fans would argue that the plot of the animated film inspired the MCU’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. The upcoming sequel, Across the Spider-Verse, may be introducing a comic book favorite. According to reports, Hobart Brown aka Spider-Punk will be making his theatrical debut! Nope’s Daniel Kaluuya is being reported to be voicing the variant.

We Still Believe in Fairies 

The original Winx Club enchanted kids all over in 2004. Then it was brought to life, literally, thanks to streaming giant Netflix. After two seasons the show was then canceled, but fans can still hold on to hope. The creator of Winx Club, Ignio Straffi, went on Instagram to share that an animated reboot of the series is in the works. Straffi did not share any additional details.

That concludes this week’s Fandom News Roundup. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Remember to stay hydrated and to stay safe. We will see you next week for even more pop culture news.

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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