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Otakon 2016: LeSean Thomas On “Cannon Busters” and Creative Collaboration

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 16, 2016
A South Bronx native, LeSean Thomas is a young creator that’s achieved a varied and active career. The earliest days of his career in animation include character design and layout on Showtime’s web series WhirlGirl, and the creation of UBO Network’s web series BattleSeed as its director, producer and writer. During the early 00s he […]
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Otakon 2016: Press Conference Q&A With “Escaflowne” Director Kazuki Akane

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 6, 2016
A 30-year veteran of the anime industry, Kazuki Akane worked his way up the ladder at Studio Sunrise by starting out as a Production Runner in the 1980s on Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and the film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. In the 90s he took on assistant director and storyboarding jobs until his first […]

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Review: “Yona of the Dawn” Part 1 Brings a Winning Fantasy Adventure

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 26, 2016
Well-done fantasy is a special treat in Japanese animation (and the medium at large, for that matter), but well-done fantasy with a woman as the key and non-subordinate figure is a downright rare experience. But Studio Pierrot’s Yona of the Dawn delivers on both counts and joins Moribito and Twelve Kingdoms as a sterling example […]
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Disney Announces “Wreck-It Ralph 2”, Reschedules “Gigantic” in 2018

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 30, 2016
Walt Disney Animation has officially announced a sequel to its 2012 feature film¬†Wreck-It Ralph. The news was first announced through a live video on Facebook, where director Rich Moore was joined by screenwriter Phil Johnson and Ralph actor John C. Reilly to break the news to fans. For the sequel, Phil Johnson will be co-directing […]

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English Dub of “Digimon Adventure Tri” Films to Screen in U.S. Theaters

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 29, 2016
In a press release issued today, a partnership between Toei Animation and Eleven Arts was announced to bring the studio’s Digimon Adventure Tri film series to theaters in the United States this fall. The series is a sequel to the Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02 anime series previously localized for children’s television by Saban […]
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Review: “Voltron Legendary Defender” is a Breakthrough Reinvention

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 10, 2016
Amid all the promotion for Voltron Legendary Defender this spring, one thing struck me more than any other: a quote officially publicized from Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos that declared “We didn’t make the Voltron that we saw, we made the Voltron that we remembered.” In our age of countless sequels or reboots and elevated […]

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Review: “Powerpuff Girls” Returns With A Different Charm

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 4, 2016
In our reboot-loving age, it was inevitable: The Powerpuff Girls is the first Cartoon Network original to return to the airwaves once again in a new package, and not without reason. Craig McCracken’s creation set quite a award-winning standard to live up to, by virtue of the unapologetically silly adventures of its trio of pint-sized […]
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Disney XD’s “DuckTales” Revival Gets “First Look” Image

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 7, 2016
Disney has revealed the first official image tied to its new DuckTales animated series since the initial announcement of the revival project in February 2015. In addition to Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Duey there is “Webby” Vanderquack and none other than Donald Duck himself, previously described as an “optimistic yet temperamental” character that […]

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Review: “Kung Fu Panda 3” Fulfills Prophecy, Delivers the Fun

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 1, 2016
It’s hard to imagine DreamWorks’ evergreen Kung Fu Panda series ending anytime soon considering the studio’s recent restructuring and ever-growing business in China, but for the moment Kung Fu Panda 3 can certainly be taken as the capstone of a film trilogy to date. This time it’s not mastery of any martial art but mastery […]
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NYCC 2015: Roundtable Interviews for the “Adventure Time” Miniseries and Season 7

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 12, 2015
Adventure Time season 7 will debut this November on Cartoon Network, and the highlight of the early part of the season is undoubtedly the eight part miniseries “Stakes,” which promises to explore the past of Marceline and tell a longer form story for the first time in the history of this storied series. At New […]