Archive for December, 2013
Littlest Pet Shop Lights Camera Fashion

Review: “Littlest Pet Shop: Lights, Camera, Fashion!” – Incremental Improvement

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2013
I was disappointed with the premiere episodes of Hasbro Studios’ Littlest Pet Shop, and managed only limited praise for the first DVD release of the show’s initial five episodes. The latest DVD, Lights, Camera, Fashion!, presents the last unreleased episodes of the show’s first season, and while I can say that the show has improved […]
Danny Wells as Luigi

Danny Wells, Actor, 1941 – 2013

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2013
Actor Danny Wells passed away on November 28, 2013, in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 72. Wells may be best known to animation fans as Luigi the plumber (both in voice-over and on-camera) on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! alongside Captain Lou Albano as the title character. Wells also had a number of […]


Spidey Meets Electro In New Trailer For The Amazing Spider-Man 2

by Alex Beanon December 5, 2013
The new trailer for next year’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is out with Andrew Garfield’s Spidey exchanging pleasantries with Jamie Foxx’s Electro [amongst others] along with the usual amount of Spidey angst and leaping about. Official release dates are April 16, 2014 in international markets and May 2, 2014 in the good old US of […]

New On-Screen Wonder Woman Gal Godot

It’s Official: Gal Gadot Is Wonder Woman

by Alex Beanon December 5, 2013
Gal Gadot [three films from the Fast & Furious film franchise] beat out Olga Kurylenko [Oblivion] and Elodie Yung [G.I. Joe: Retaliation] for the honor of being the new live-action on-screen version of Wonder Woman (made famous by Lynda Carter back in the day). Gadot will appear as WW in the upcoming superhero-laden film Batman […]

Netflix Goes “Turbo FAST”

by Alex Beanon December 5, 2013
Debuting on Netflix – in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation – later this month will be their first original animated series entitled Turbo FAST, which is an adaptation and progression of the Turbo film plot about a garden snail who enters an automobile race. He will be joined in his adventures by a cast of characters […]


41st Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2013
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 41st annual Annie Awards, marking the best achievements in animation for 2013. The full list of nominees is at the Annie Awards website; nominees in major categories includes: Best Animated Feature A Letter to Momo – 
GKIDS Despicable Me 2 – 
Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures Ernest & Celestine
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We Without Wings

Review: “We Without Wings” Complete Series: Needs Flying Lessons

by Dr. Daedaluson December 4, 2013
There’s nothing worse than untapped potential. We Without Wings: Under the Innocent Sky falls into this category; it’s one of the most frustrating anime series I’ve watched as of late. I say it’s frustrating because the premise is actually pretty cool and inventive: A guy has the ability to travel dimensions, thus occupying four different […]

Paddington Scheduled For Holiday Arrival

by Alex Beanon December 3, 2013
Paddington, the movie based on the popular children’s book character, Paddington the Bear, has officially been given a holiday release date in 2014. The CGI-live action hybrid film will have Paddington voiced by Colin Firth with additional cast members to include Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent. The plot will have the mistake-prone Paddington […]