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Review: "Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Apocalypse Saga": Deserved Endings

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 5, 2013
The so-called “Apocalypse Saga” of Revolutionary Girl Utena proves itself a welcome progression on the “Black Rose Saga” from Nozomi Entertainment’s second DVD set and a return the essence of the first story arc. Here the narrative reorients its focus on Utena’s relationship with Anthy, and most episodes methodically carry the plot forward in increasingly […]
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Four-part "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" Anime Project Unveiled

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 13, 2013
During an hour-long presentation in Tokyo on Tuesday, the first footage and details were revealed for Production I.G.’s new anime project for the cyberpunk classic Ghost in the Shell. The event, which was simulcasted globally online through Youtube and translated by English interpreters, included Production I.G. co-founder Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, director Kazuchika Kise and scriptwriter Tow […]

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"The Legend of Korra" Gets May 21, 2013 Release Date for Book 1 on Home Video; Art Book on July 24

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 7, 2013
Updated listings on Amazon.com today now indicate a May 21st, 2013 release date for the first season of Nickelodeon’s action adventure series The Legend of Korra, the network’s sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Although the complete official details for “Book 1: Air” are not yet announced, a blog post in December from Bryan Konietzko […]
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Tezuka Productions Goes Forward With Second "Buddha" Anime Film

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 31, 2013
During a press conference on January 25th, Tezuka Productions President Takayuki Matsutani announced that the second part of the Buddha film trilogy would enter production this year. The films are inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha manga, which mixed supernatural elements with historical fact to depict the young Prince Siddhartha’s personal journey to ultimately become  Gautama Buddha and founder of […]

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Disney Showcases Oscar-nominated Short "Paperman" Online

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 31, 2013
Walt Disney Animation Studios has uploaded director John Kahrs’ animated short Paperman onto Youtube. The short is noted for utilizing a new technology called “Meander” that Disney created in-house, which renders the characters and backgrounds digitally and layers hand-drawn art over those shapes to create 2D animation with a unique appearance of depth. Paperman was […]
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Disney Cancels 3D Theatrical Release For "The Little Mermaid"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 17, 2013
The Walt Disney Company announced on Monday that it will not go forward with plans to screen a 3D edition of its 1989 film The Little Mermaid this year. After the 3D edition of The Lion King earned nearly $100 million in 2011 Disney had announced plans to convert the film to 3D for a theatrical […]

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DreamWorks Offers Sneak Peek At "The Croods"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 16, 2013
On Monday, DreamWorks Animation released a 32-second clip previewing its upcoming animated comedy The Croods. Directed and written by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, the film tells the story of a prehistoric family forced to search for a new home when an earthquake displaces them from their familiar cave. The world premiere for The Croods will […]
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Pixar's "Brave" Wins Golden Globe For Best Animated Feature

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 14, 2013
At the award ceremony for the 70th Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, the award for Best Animated Feature Film was won by Pixar’s 2012 film Brave. The award was accepted on stage by Mark Andrews, who succeeded story creator Brenda Chapman as the film’s director in 2010. Brave‘s competition for the Golden Globe award was […]

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Animation Nominees Announced For 85th Academy Awards

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 14, 2013
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced its official Oscar nominees for the 85th Academy Awards, including five nominations for the categories of Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short. The winners will be announced at the Oscar award ceremony being held on February 24th, 2013 at 7 PM. The nominees listed […]
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How To Survive The Cartoon Apocalypse, The Toonzone Way!

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 21, 2012
Feeling down about the end of the world? Four out of five dentists say you shouldn’t be. Sure, December 21st could unleash untold cataclysms that will destroy all life as we know it, but the funny thing about the end of the world is that it’s never truly the end. Life always finds a way, […]