Tag: animation

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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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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