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Review: "Clarence" Gets Off to a Pleasant Start

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With such series as Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans Go!, Cartoon Network’s successful comedy lineup has been largely powered by eccentricity and fantastical things in recent years. Skyler Page’s new series Clarence is a more modest affair, taking a bet that a series that’s more down to earth […]

Review: "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" Blu-ray Shines Bright

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series is far from the first time DC’s legion of intergalactic cops has come to life in animation, but it is most definitely the best. This is a series that mixes established lore with its own originality to present its subject in a way that can satisfy committed fans and entertain newcomers. […]

A First Look at "Gundam Reconguista in G"

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This year is the 35th anniversary of Gundam, Japan’s storied robot anime franchise, and a livestreamed event in Japan began promotion for the occasion in earnest ahead of the start of the AnimeJapan trade fair on March 22nd. A trio of animated works were spotlighted at the event, one being seventh and final chapter of […]

CLIP: Teaser Trailer for "Peanuts" Movie Posted

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20th Century Fox has released a teaser trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming Peanuts feature film, which offers a first look at the movie’s art style and the appearances of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. The Peanuts movie is being produced by the son of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Craig Schulz, who wrote the screenplay […]

GKids Adds Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of Princess Kaguya"

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GKids Films has announced today that it will release Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya in North America “later this year”. The film, first released theatrically in Japan in November 2013, was the first theatrical work by director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Little Norse Prince Valiant) since My Neighbors the […]

Review: "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Probably Won't Stand the Test of Time

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DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman marks the studio’s first attempt at updating the now 50+ year old material of The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, drawing on the variety program’s “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments where a young boy and his adoptive parent, an exceedingly intellectual talking dog, travel back in time and interact with notable […]

"One Piece Film Z" to be Released in English in 2014

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The Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has confirmed on its official twitter account that it plans to publish a bilingual release for Toei Animation’s One Piece Film Z on home video in July 2014.  Madman Entertainment typically releases its anime titles with both an English dub and the Japanese audio track with English subtitles. This revelation […]

Review: "The Wind Rises" - Miyazaki's Solemn Tribute to Invention

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Reasonable people can disagree about whether Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from directing feature films will stick, but I think it is impossible to walk away from The Wind Rises without a lasting impression that it was created and directed as though it were this auteur’s final project. This film of exquisite beauty is ostensibly a biopic […]

Liveblogging Animation at the 2014 Oscars

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The award ceremony for the 86th annual Academy Awards has begun, and a liveblog for all things animation-related will be happening right here. As always the academy will be offering golden statues for the best animated film of 2013, as well as the best animated short. Let’s review our nominees below. Best Animated Feature Film […]

Madhouse CEO Speaks Out On "Ninja Scroll" Sequel

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The official website of the Japanese animation studio Madhouse has posted an English statement from CEO Hiroyuki Okada about the status of a planned sequel for its 1993 action film Ninja Scroll that first came to light in 2012. In the statement Okada reveals that Ninja Scroll director, screenwriter and character designer Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Lensman, Wicked City, Demon […]

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