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The Spectacular Spider-Man's Sophomore Season Swings In

by 90'sCartoonManon June 25, 2009
After far too many months of holding our collective breaths regarding the fate of Marvel’s latest animated hit series, fans of The Spectacular Spider-Man can finally breathe easy. The show premiered early in 2008 on Kids WB, which morphed into the untested animation block, the CW 4 Kids. They aired a full season, but the […]

DBZ Triple Feature: Hello, Broly!

by 90'sCartoonManon May 12, 2009
Goku and his allies have faced a slew of enemies throughout the course of Dragonball Z. Coming from different worlds and possessing different abilities, these villains all have had one thing in common: When they first show up, they’re unstoppable. This happens so often that many of their origin stories and plots hit the same […]

"Dragonball Z Super Android 13 and Bojack Unbound": Twice the Movie, Half the Plot

by 90'sCartoonManon March 5, 2009
Dragonball Z is a franchise so popular that it seems to churn out DVD after DVD. Originally it started as the anime Dragonball, but has since grown to include three television series, several movies, and even a few video games. With a huge cast and a lengthy history, you’d expect the series to be layered […]

"Tales of Phantasia: The Animation": Video Games Can Be Watched Too

by 90'sCartoonManon February 3, 2009
Myths are timeless. Created long ago to explain the origin and the inner workings of the world, they’re told and retold to teach and entertain. Mythic stories can take many different forms, from oral tradition to epic poetry to an animated movie based on a video game. That’s where Tales of Phantasia: The Animation comes […]

"The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea" - The Littler Mermaid

by 90'sCartoonManon December 28, 2008
I have to admit, I’m a little confused by Disney’s thinking in regards to its The Little Mermaid DVD releases. Just last summer, they released a new prequel movie, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, and now they’re releasing a special edition of the first sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, eight years […]

"Genghis Khan: to the Ends of the Earth and Sea": Spreading The Love Across An Empire

by 90'sCartoonManon November 7, 2008
Genghis Khan is one of those historical figures that’s a household name, like Julius Caesar or Abraham Lincoln. He’s known for uniting the Mongol people in the early thirteenth century and creating one of the biggest empires in history. He’s been the subject of countless books and movies. This time it’s Funimation’s turn to bring […]

"Wonder Pets! Save the Nutcracker!": Saving A Nutcracker Is Sewious

by 90'sCartoonManon October 16, 2008
Save The Nutcracker! is the latest in a series of DVD releases from Nickelodeon chronicling the adventures of the Wonder Pets. The Wonder Pets, which airs on Nick Jr., is about a trio of classroom pets who have adventures after the school children have all gone home. When they get a call from an animal […]

"The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning": How To Keep Fish Fresh

by 90'sCartoonManon September 1, 2008
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is the third installment of Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid movies. That’s not to say it is the final chapter in some sort of sequential trilogy. Quite the opposite: It’s a prequel to the original Little Mermaid movie from 1989, which spawned a direct-to-video sequel The Little Memaid II: Return […]

"Spider-Man" Signs Off with a Spectacular First Season

by 90'sCartoonManon July 7, 2008
The Spectacular Spider-Man snuck up on me. I knew that a new Spider-Man cartoon was coming, but it’d been five years since the previous one, which came out five years after the one before that. It can get a little tiring keeping track, especially when they tweak the character too much. But the guiding idea—and […]

The Unvexatious "Vexille"

by 90'sCartoonManon June 13, 2008
Science fiction movies that take place in the future have a certain charm to them. More often than not, civilization as we know it is advancing in some ways and declining in others. Advances in technology can either help or hinder us as a species. So there are a lot of questions that can be […]