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Miss Hokusai

Review: “Miss Hokusai” Blu-ray – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

by Ed Liuon March 15, 2017
Based on a historical fiction manga series, Miss Hokusai is an animated feature film as unconventional as its title character O-Ei, the daughter of the renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Miss Hokusai blends a realistic portrayal of Edo-period Japan with suggestions of strange, otherworldly forces just outside our field of view, mixing these elements together […]

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Disney XD Orders Season 2 of “Milo Murphy’s Law” and Season 4 of “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Disney XD has renewed Milo Murphy’s Law for a second season and Star vs. the Forces of Evil for a fourth. The former series was created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh; the title character is a personification of Murphy’s Law voiced by “Weird Al” Yankovic. The latter series […]

Zootopia

“Zootopia” Takes Home Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Piper” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2017
The 89th annual Academy Award winners were announced in a ceremony last night, with Disney’s Zootopia taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Disney/Pixar’s “Piper” winning for Best Animated Short Film. Of the remaining categories with an animated film in contention, the Best Original Song award went to “City of Stars” from La […]

Vixen

“Vixen: The Movie” Coming to Digital HD May 8, 2017; Blu-ray and DVD on May 23, 2017

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2017
Follow the Path and Discover the Mystery VIXEN: The Movie Feature Length Film Combines Acclaimed CW Seed Shorts with New Content for Seamless Adventure Starring Voices from The CW’s Arrow and The Flash Unleashing The Power Of The Animal Kingdom On Digital HD on May 8, 2017 Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 23, 2017 BURBANK, […]

Powerpuff Girls 2016

Review: “The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble” is (Overly?) Familiar Territory

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2017
My feelings about Cartoon Network’s 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls is summed up nicely by the fact that my favorite episode on the first DVD, Tiara Trouble, is “The Stayover,” a kid-friendly version of The Hangover where two of the title characters wake up after a sugar-induced bender and have to piece together the […]