Tag: animation

Snorks: The Complete First Season

Snorks: The Complete First Season

| October 6, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Heathcliff and Dingbat

Heathcliff and Dingbat

| August 24, 2012

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

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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