Tag: Children’s

Antboy

Antboy

| July 21, 2014

The Danish superhero adventure film, Antboy (2013), arrives on DVD from Cinedigm on July 22, 2014. The film follows 12-year-old Pelle, a friendless boy of no particular note who finds a pathway to popularity after he is bitten by an ant and develops superpowers. With the help of the school’s comic book geek and what […]

How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2

| June 13, 2014

I think what I found so effective about How To Train Your Dragon was that in addition to being really fun, humorous, and a good adventure, it was thematically solid.  In the first installment of the franchise, the theme of symbiosis was incredibly powerful as we saw young Hiccup (Jay Baruchel; The is The End) […]

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Leap Frog Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team

Leap Frog Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team

| March 6, 2014

In Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team, join Leap, Lily, Tad, and their friends at the newly opened Letter Factory. There they will learn about adjectives, problem solving skills, comparison words and consonant blends. During this fun and musical tour of the Letter Factory, your child will be introduced to literacy and thinking […]

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Inspector Gadget Megaset

Inspector Gadget Megaset

| October 12, 2013

You pop in the DVD and as soon as the theme song begins, you’re awash in a sea of nostalgia. Suddenly you’re a kid again and it’s Saturday morning. You’re sitting about three feet away from the TV on your parents’ living room floor in your pajamas, watching cartoons with a bowl of cereal in […]

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Power Rangers Megaforce: Vol. 1

Power Rangers Megaforce: Vol. 1

| August 30, 2013

It’s certainly no secret: I love the Power Rangers, and honestly only a fraction of that affection is ironic. Sure, from an academic standpoint I’m fascinated by the production of Power Rangers, which forces writers to fashion new, average-American-friendly narratives out of footage from Japanese series. But then, I also love kung fu and giant, […]

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Regular Show: The Complete First & Second Seasons

Regular Show: The Complete First & Second Seasons

| July 13, 2013

If you’ve never laughed so hard you’ve cried while a naïve, lollipop-headed gentleman sings “Footloose” amidst the chaos of a fight involving a blue jay, a raccoon, a yeti and a gumball machine, you’ve probably never experienced J.G. Quintel’s Regular Show. And if that’s the case, you make me sad. No, seriously. For shame. Fortunately […]

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Power Rangers Samurai: Vol. 5

Power Rangers Samurai: Vol. 5

| July 13, 2013

With the release of Power Rangers Samurai: The Ultimate Duel, I’ve at last made my way through every single episode of the Samurai/Super Samurai saga (constituting the series’ 18th and 19th seasons, respectively). And I’m sure I’ve said it before, but it definitely begs repeating: this is great Power Rangers! Sure, the Halloween episode may […]

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Digimon Tamers

Digimon Tamers

| June 20, 2013

This third season of Digimon (2001-2002) strikes out in a different direction from the preceding two seasons of Digimon Adventures. No longer does the series perpetuate the storyline begun in the first season, which was neatly wrapped up at the conclusion of season two. Instead, we’re treated to a wholly unique universe, one in which […]

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Power Rangers Super Samurai: Vol 4

Power Rangers Super Samurai: Vol 4

| June 11, 2013

Secret of the Red Ranger, the fourth standalone volume of Power Rangers Super Samurai, collects some of the strongest episodes of what is otherwise an equally strong season in the Power Rangers franchise. Featured here are the 15th-17th and 19th episodes of the season (Lionsgate wisely skipped over the wholly superfluous Christmas clip-show episode here […]

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Power Rangers Samurai: Vol. 4

Power Rangers Samurai: Vol. 4

| May 8, 2013

In these, the thirteenth through sixteenth episodes of Power Rangers Samurai (which is itself the eighteenth season in Saban’s Power Rangers franchise), we at last meet the energetic but conspicuously long-absent Antonio of the series’ title sequence. Although a close childhood friend of Red Ranger Jayden, Antonio is fundamentally not like the others. Aside from […]

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