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NYCC 2016: LeSean Thomas, Crunchyroll Reveal “Children of Ether” Animated Series

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 9, 2016
During its panel at New York Comic Con this past Thursday, the streaming service Crunchyroll announced its involvement in the development of the brand new animated series Children of Ether. The show is the latest creation of LeSean Thomas, whose latest work includes staffing Adult Swim’s The Boondocks (character supervisor, co-director) and Black Dynamite (supervising […]

NYCC 2016: “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” Gets Sequel With William Shatner As Two-Face

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 7, 2016
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will receive a sequel animated movie in 2017, reuniting veteran actor Adam West (Batman) with William Shatner of Star Trek fame as the Batman villain Two-Face. The news was revealed Thursday evening near the very end the World Premiere Screening and panel for the film by none other than […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
Wreck-It Ralph 2

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Powerpuff Girls 2016

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 […]

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 […]