Tag: animation

Care Bears: The Original Series Collection

Care Bears: The Original Series Collection

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Care Bears: The Original Series, created by American Greetings back in the early eighties, has been entertaining children and adults alike for thirty years. With their wholesome messages and silly antics, the Care Bears can still bring a smile to many of our faces. This DVD collection brings all the original cartoons together in one […]

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A Cat in Paris

A Cat in Paris

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Animation is in a sorry state when the most obvious charm of an animated film is that it is hand-drawn. However, A Cat in Paris rises above most recent animated films not just because it is hand-drawn, but the painstaking care and stylization of the film. A Cat in Paris has the warmth of a […]

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Snorks: The Complete First Season

Snorks: The Complete First Season

| October 6, 2012 | 1 Comments

The latest addition to Warner Archive’s MOD component of the Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection is none other than Snorks: The Complete First Season. And I have to say, it’s about friggin’ time! So often those nostalgic television series from our childhood turn out to be absolutely unbearable when revisited as adults. Captain N: The Game Master […]

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Maria Watches Over Us: Season One

Maria Watches Over Us: Season One

| September 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maria Watches Over Us is a lovely anime that shows that no matter the ups and downs, friendship will prevail in the end if it is truly meant to be. Based on Oyuki Konno’s Maria-sama ga Miteru series of light novels, Maria Watches Over Us is a drama/slice-of-life anime that chronicles the lives of several girls at […]

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Iron Man: Armored Adventures (Season 2, Vol. 2)

Iron Man: Armored Adventures (Season 2, Vol. 2)

| September 27, 2012 | 1 Comments

Needless to say (and somewhat unfortunately), this volume picks up where the last one left off, with teenage Tony Stark royally screwed, having proven himself to be overwhelmingly incompetent as a superhero throughout the six episodes collected in Season 2, Vol. 1. Therein, he had allowed the schematics for his Iron Man to be stolen […]

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Pac-Man: The Complete Second Season

Pac-Man: The Complete Second Season

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Adapting video games for other, more narrative-oriented media is a difficult process, one that almost inevitably results in artistic and commercial failure it’s sad to say. What makes this so difficult is that video games are often incredibly thin in the plot department to begin with, and what plot is there is often not enough […]

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Sky Commanders: The Complete Animated Series

Sky Commanders: The Complete Animated Series

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sky Commanders is a terrific case study in the state of cartoons in the 1980s. Like so many series of that era, including fan favorites G.I. Joe and Transformers, Hanna-Barbera produced Sky Commanders to tie in to and promote a line of gimmicky action figures. As shady as this business practice looks from the audience’s […]

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Tom and Jerry Tricks & Treats

Tom and Jerry Tricks & Treats

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Warner Brothers has scoured its archives to bring audiences “22 chilling cartoons” just in time for the Halloween season. As a fan of old school animation, and an even bigger fan of Halloween, oh how I would love it if this were true. Unfortunately, it is nothing more but a clever ruse to get parents […]

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Bunny Drop: The Complete Series

Bunny Drop: The Complete Series

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 2011 anime Bunny Drop is easily my second favorite series released by anime distributor NIS America, after Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. Maybe I’m totally calling myself out as a softy by admitting as much, but so be it. This touching slice-of-life story about a 30-year-old bachelor who decides, against his extended […]

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Pixar’s Brave on Blu-Ray: November 13, 2012

Pixar’s Brave on Blu-Ray: November 13, 2012

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Disney and Pixar have announced the release of their latest animated feature, Brave, available on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 13, 2012. The film is a legendary first for Pixar – its first featuring a female protagonist – and premiered in U.S. theaters this past June to the usual warm reception (is there ever a Pixar […]

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