I'm not sure how popular Marvel's Doctor Strange is, but if he isn't as well known as Spiderman or the Hulk, a Doctor Strange movie could also benefit from low expectations, just like Guardians of the Galaxy this past summer.
I'm still not happy with the Hub, soon to be the Discovery Family Channel, for giving up so easily on Shezow. Yes, the show did have its weaknesses, but you can't let people like the One Million Moms intimidate you from creating whatever you want. Crossdressing has been in cartoons pretty much from the beginning, and I thought the objections to the show were pretty ridiculous.
Looking forward to the upcoming Disney show Star vs the Forces of Evil. I saw the preview for it at the SD Comic Con, and I feel it has a long and successful future ahead of it. It's pretty much about an intergalactic princess named Star Butterfly who is sent to live on Earth with a suburban family, but continues to kick butt thanks to a powerful magic wand even she doesn't understand.
Pretty amazing how Spongebob has lasted a decade and a half, with a new movie coming out in February.
The Book of Life looks very promising from the trailers. When my mom and I first saw the preview for the first TMNT, she instantly wanted to see it thanks to the Day of the Dead style of the characters and settings.
During the lockout shortened 2012-13 season, my Sharks fandom fizzled out with the acquisition of Raffi Torres, considering he is the most hated player in the NHL today. Not a good trade considering how Torres got under the skin of the franchise and the fanbase with his cheap shot on Milan Michalek several years back, plus GM Doug Wilson's track record of trade blunders during his tenure with the team.
Before that, my fandom for that particular team had already been deteriorating. Back in 2008, I had gotten a Jonathan Cheechoo jersey for Christmas, right before they traded him to the Ottawa Senators, a trade I found extremely disappointing, since his career has pretty much sputtered since then. It also didn't help that the team seemed to emulate Daniel Snyder's strategy of overpaying older players. Jeremy Roenick was only there to become the second American behind Mike Modano to net 500 goals, and Claude Lemieux, best remembered for his cheap shot on Kris Draper in '96, was pretty tame on defense. Scott Gomez didn't do squat either.
So after the Raffi Torres trade and after the 2012-13 season was over, I pretty much said "Goodbye Sharks, Hello Kings." I'm sure there are other former Sharks fans that felt alienated by the trade and moved on to other clubs. Switching allegiances is never easy for any sports fan, but for me, it was time for a change of scenery. Additionally, it made more sense with the other Southern California teams I follow, the Chargers, Padres and Lakers, but don't worry, I won't disown the other three for the forseeable future. And I say all this with a heavy heart.