This edition of the Geek News Brief includes stories about the premiere date for Season 3 of The Orville, the voice cast of Illumination's Super Mario Bros. movie, and the revamped Disney Classic Games Collection.

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Hulu announces The Orville’s Season 3 premiere date

Fans of The Orville can breathe a little easier as Hulu finally revealed the premiere date for the series’ long-awaited third season.

With a teaser that brings viewers back on deck, Hulu shared that the Seth MacFarlane dramedy, now dubbed The Orville: New Horizons, will debut March 10, 2022.

The Orville moved from Fox to Hulu in 2019, but the pandemic heavily disrupted plans to debut new episodes in late 2020. Fortunately, the new premiere date announcement means that fans won’t have to wait much longer.

If you’d like to revisit the show or enjoy it for the first time, you can watch the first two seasons on Hulu and listen to Quantum Drive, my podcast where we discuss every episode of the series.

Mario animated movie coming 2022 from Illumination

A new Super Mario Bros. animated movie from Illumination has revealed its cast, along with a release date of December 21, 2022.

The cast will be led by Chris Pratt as the iconic plumber, along with Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. The longtime voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, is also set to appear in unspecified cameo roles.

Disney Classic Games Collection is back with Jungle Book and SNES Aladdin

Previously, a games bundle titled Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and Lion King was released which included both of those titles, but now, a new version has arrived titled simply the Disney Classic Games Collection. The new collection includes three classic Disney games, including different versions of Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book.

The bundle adds a few new toys to the collection of beloved Disney games. The Jungle Book is the only completely new game in the collection, and players can choose between the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis versions. It also adds in the Super Nintendo version of Aladdin, where the prior bundle only offered the Genesis version.

Additionally, it will include versions of these games released for handhelds, additional behind-the-scenes content, additional music, the ability to watch playthroughs of each game, and the ability to rewind time if you make a mistake.

The Disney Classic Games Collection will come to Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox on November 9th for $29.99. For those who own the previous bundle, you can upgrade to the new version with a DLC pack called “The Jungle Book and MORE Aladdin” for $9.99.

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Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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