Tag: animation

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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Inch High Private Eye: The Complete Series

Inch High Private Eye: The Complete Series

| May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Voltron: The Final Battle

Voltron: The Final Battle

| November 1, 2011

Now available on DVD from Classic Media, this collection features the final eight episodes of the first season of Voltron: Defender of the Universe, in a digitally remastered presentation. The cross-section of the series begins with the Voltron Force’s attempt to rescue Alura’s cousin Princess Romel and culminates in a battle against the most powerful […]

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9

9

| August 28, 2009

After the Human race destroyed itself new life emerges in the form of tiny sentient robots. However life amongst the ruins of civilization is not easy for these new beings as they must contend with the remaining war machines left behind by the humans. These giants prowl the wastes forcing 9 and his companions to […]