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Review: Disney’s “Pinocchio” Signature Edition Brings Back a Timeless Tale

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 2, 2017
Today, the Walt Disney company has a well-established tradition of taking literary work and reinterpreting it for popular consumption with its own amicably creative twist, and the precedent for all of that began in 1940 with its second feature film Pinocchio. Based on Carlo Collodi’s 19th century children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio, the movie […]
Adventure Time: Islands

Review: “Adventure Time: Islands” Offers Closure for Finn and Fans

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 30, 2017
Adventure Time: Islands is the second 8-part miniseries for Cartoon Network’s venerable franchise following the highly successful Stakes in the seventh season. Long-time fans will find Islands richly rewarding on many fronts. Just as Stakes offered both backstory and closure for fan-favorite character Marceline, Islands does the same for lead character Finn the Human. Season […]

Voltron Legendary Defender

Review: Grander Adventure Awaits in “Voltron Legendary Defender” Season 2

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 19, 2017
The first thing to understand about season 2 of Voltron Legendary Defender is that it’s really a second season in name only. Rather than something akin to a new chapter or a book in what has been a very plot-driven show, it’s a straightforward continuation that picks up exactly where the first left off. That’s […]

Review: Spectacle Abounds in “One Piece Film: Gold”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 10, 2017
Part of what’s kept Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece series so successful and long-lived is the author’s boundless imagination, a sense that anything can and does exist in its world with all its varied characters and environments. One Piece Film: Gold strikes again there with a real treat for committed fans, dropping Straw Hat Luffy and […]

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Review: “Justice League Action” Ushers in a Cheerful DC Universe

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 16, 2016
Well, here we are again folks. The arrival of Justice League Action on Cartoon Network brings us another a much-anticipated DC Superheroes ensemble cartoon show starring, which represented some of finest action and characterization to be found in TV animation for 15 years. Justice League and Justice League Unlimited were the capstone of the “DC […]
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Review: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – Holy Nostalgic Joy, Batman!

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 3, 2016
Let’s face the obvious: there is no superhero as ubiquitous or as reinterpreted as Batman. 2016 alone heralds more iterations of him in current media than a human can count on one hand, without counting any comic books. And yet, for all that, most of this comes from the same starting line: Batman as a […]

Justice League Dark

NYCC 2016: The “Justice League Dark” Panel and Preview

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 17, 2016
Justice League Dark received a focus panel on the Main Stage of New York Comic Con 2016 late Saturday afternoon, with a familiar balance of creative and vocal talent in attendance: character designer Phil Bourassa, director Jay Oliva, producer James Tucker, Matt Ryan (Constantine) and Jason O’Mara (Batman). The panel was moderated by publicist Gary […]

Review: “Adventure Time” Season 6 – Moves Forward, Stays Fun

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 13, 2016
Season 6 of Adventure Time carries things forward from its eventful and experimental fifth season, and no good show gets this far without being very comfortable with itself and what it’s all about. With its world and characters all thoroughly established and a well-honed creative sense for weirdness, with this set fans get more of […]

Voltron Legendary Defender

NYCC 2016: The “Voltron Legendary Defender” Panel Previews Season 2

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 12, 2016
Friday at New York Comic Con, a panel for Voltron Legendary Defender was held with executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery; head writer Tim Hedrick; and voice actors Jeremy Shada (Lance) and Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge). The panel began with an appreciation of the “intimacy” of New York Comic Con compared to the San Diego […]

NYCC 2016: Adam West and Company at the “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” Panel

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 10, 2016
Thursday night at New York Comic Con 2016 brought the world premiere of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and a lively panel discussion after the screening with a sterling range of talent: director Rick Morales; writers/producers James Tucker and Michael Jelenic; and of course star actor Adam West (Batman). The panel was introduced by […]