Tag: animation

Heathcliff and Dingbat

Heathcliff and Dingbat

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heathcliff fans of a certain age will not recall Heathcliff and Dingbat. That certain age is apparently exactly my age, as it happens, because the Heathcliff shorts I recall appeared alongside those of the Catillac Cats, and the whole affair began with one hell of a catchy theme song! Somehow, at no point until Warner […]

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Latest Toy Story Toon is “Partysaurus Rex”

Latest Toy Story Toon is “Partysaurus Rex”

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you miss Toy Story (admit it – we all do), you’ll want to be at the theater early for Finding Nemo 3D so you can catch the latest Toy Story Toon from Pixar Studios. The tradition of Toy Story-based mini-movies goes all the way back to the release of Cars 2 in 2011, when […]

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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: The Friendship Express

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: The Friendship Express

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic The Friendship Express is a rollicking extravaganza full of bright colors, incredibly layered writings with a surprising feminist take, and some of the most delightful storylines in recent animation. First off, throw away every misconception you have of My Little Pony. Yes, this is a candy colored show about […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 10

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 10th and final season of the 1987-1996 animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finds our titular “heroes in a half shell” battling it out once-and-for-all against the evil alien warlord, Lord Dregg. With the complete 10th season’s release from Lionsgate, fans can at last complete their collection of this beloved animated series on DVD. […]

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Mia and The Migoo

Mia and The Migoo

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Adults are the ones that tell the kids what to do, right? But if it were up to us, would we be able to save the world?  Sometimes, it takes the world falling apart for people to realize what’s important in life. And that’s only one of the lessons audiences can learn from Jacques Remy-Girerd’s […]

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Iron Man: Armored Adventures – Season 2 Vol. 1

Iron Man: Armored Adventures – Season 2 Vol. 1

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

This animated iteration of Iron Man finds a teenage Tony Stark undertaking the superheroic responsibilities previously associated with Marvel Comics’ adult version of Iron Man. Surely such heavy responsibility would prove too much for one teen to bear alone, but fortunately for Armored Adventures‘ Tony Stark, he has his closest friends James “Rhodey” Rhodes and […]

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Dragon Ball Z: Kai Season Two

Dragon Ball Z: Kai Season Two

| June 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

It’s a well know fact among anime enthusiasts that Dragon Ball Z was and still is an industry-changer. Many newer mainstream anime, to this day, have striven to reach the same level of intense action that DBZ brought to Japan in 1989 and the U.S. in 1996. I’m sure many will disagree, but even the […]

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Babar: The Classic Series: The Complete First Season

Babar: The Classic Series: The Complete First Season

| June 12, 2012 | 1 Comments

Nostalgia overtook me as I dove into the first episode the 1989 children’s animated program, Babar, not to be confused with the recent spin-off series Babar and the Adventures of Badou. Babar’s oh-so-familiar saccharine title track transported me back to my childhood, to a time when I’d awaken before school to hear the moral tales […]

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Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Hard Day’s Night (1964) positioned The Beatles as four wholly distinct characters, easily identifiable according to their simplified sets of individualized character traits. As Ray Morton discusses in the Introduction to his book, Music on Film: A Hard Day’s Night, the film “created the public face of the The Beatles. [...] Because of the […]

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UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection

UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection

| May 18, 2012 | 1 Comments

In 1948, after establishing themselves in WWII propaganda and training pictures as well as industrial films, UPA (United Productions of America) replaced Screen Gems as Columbia Pictures’ primary producer of animated theatrical shorts. UPA’s distinct visual flair revolutionized the animation world and inspired noticeable stylistic changes in all other major animation studios, including big-timers Walt […]

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