Tag: animation

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 10

| August 13, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Inch High Private Eye: The Complete Series

Inch High Private Eye: The Complete Series

| May 9, 2012

Warner Archive adds Inch High Private Eye to the on-demand DVD component of the ever-popular Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection. In this Saturday morning cartoon from 1973, one-inch tall Private Detective Inch High (yes, that’s his name: first name Inch, last name High) stands up to some of the world’s most dangerous criminals, and succeeds in spite […]

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Bob’s Burgers The Complete 1st Season

Bob’s Burgers The Complete 1st Season

| May 1, 2012

There’s a new restaurant in town, and its original menu included Soylent Green. Don’t’ believe me? The first clue is that Loren Bouchard’s family-centered animated workplace comedy launched with an episode titled “Human Flesh.” And the funeral home is right next door. Coincidence or convenience? Hmmmm. Of course that inaugural episode of Bob’s Burgers said […]

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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Season 1 Part 2

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Season 1 Part 2

| February 2, 2012

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is just the latest attempt to revitalize the nostalgia for the Saturday morning cartoons. There have been countless attempts, such as 2008’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold and 2010’s The Looney Tunes Show, but the good news about Mystery Incorporated is that it finally feels like Cartoon Network is starting to […]

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