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“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 25, 2013
As any superhero fan knows, the Avengers are for Marvel what the Justice League is for DC: an all-star team of the world’s finest heroes meant to combat the worst possible threats. So it’s only natural that The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would spend an eminently enjoyable fifty-two episodes adapting more of the Marvel universe […]

“Star Wars Rebels” Animated Series Announced, Premiere Dated For Fall 2014

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 20, 2013
Lucasfilm has announced that production has begun on a new Star Wars animated series called Star Wars Rebels. The show, a production of Lucasfilm Animation, will cover events in the nearly 20-year-long gap separating Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in the days when the […]


“Gundam Unicorn” Returns To DVD In August

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 14, 2013
Right Stuf International has announced a deal with Sunrise, Inc to distribute the science fiction OVA miniseries Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn on DVD. On August 20th, 2013 the first four episodes will be reissued in two parts, each retailing for $29.99 MSRP, taking after the North American DVD release from the now-defunct Bandai Entertainment. Part […]

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet – “Castaway” Episode 1 Recap

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 13, 2013
Technically, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet counts as one of three giant robot anime running in Japan this spring (along with Majestic Prince and Sunrise’s Valvrave the Liberator), and on paper at least it’s the most prestigious of the lot given who’s involved. Here we have animation by the accomplished Production I.G., Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal […]


Review: “Mass Effect: Paragon Lost” Entertains, But Underachieves

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 10, 2013
On paper, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost looks nothing short of fantastic. Animated by the illustrious Production. I.G. and a movie tie-in for Bioware’s science fiction action RPG series, acclaimed for its powerful storytelling? The pedigree is undeniably outstanding. However, both as a Mass Effect film project and as an anime coproduction, this movie is an […]

Release Details For Diamond Edition Of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 3, 2013
Walt Disney Home Entertainment recently publicized release details for the upcoming Diamond Edition remastered release of its 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, The Little Mermaid premiered in theaters in 1989 and won Academy Awards for Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (“Under the […]


Shout! Factory To Release “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” On DVD

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 24, 2013
Shout! Factory has announced details for its complete collection for Bill Cosby’s educational comedy Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids on DVD. The release will collect all 110 episodes of the Filmation cartoon on a 15 disc set, including those episodes produced under the titles The New Fat Albert Show and The Adventures of Fat Albert and […]

Comedy Central Cancels “Futurama”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 22, 2013
Entertainment Weekly reports that Comedy Central has declined to renew Futurama beyond the current seventh season. The Emmy Award-winning comedy series is slated to end at 140 episodes, 52 of which were produced for the sixth and seventh seasons since Comedy Central reached a deal with Fox to revive the program in 2009. Comedy Central […]


Studio Trigger Streams Its “Little Witch Academia” Short In English

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 19, 2013
The Japanese animation studio Studio Trigger has uploaded an official, English-subtitled video of its animated short Little Witch Academia on Youtube. The cartoon tells the story of a young witch-in-training named Akko who attends a wizardry school to follow in the footsteps of “Shiny Chariot”, a witch she admires despite her idol’s showy magic earning […]

Viz Media Europe Acquires “Sailor Moon”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 19, 2013
Toei Animation Europe announced on its official website this week that a deal for DVD distribution rights to the classic magical girl series Sailor Moon has been signed with Viz Media Europe. Per this agreement, plans are in place for Sailor Moon to be released in Germany and “all the French-speaking European countries”. The French […]