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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 […]

Trollhunters Season 2

Netflix Greenlights “Trollhunters” Season 2

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2017
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have announced that Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters will be returning for a second season of 13 episodes. The season is scheduled to premiere later in 2017, but an exact premiere date was not announced. The official synopsis states that in the next season, “Jim ventures deeper into the Troll world to […]

Harvey Beaks Lilly Pads

“Harvey Beaks” Makes Prime-Time Debut March 1, 2017 on Nicktoons

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2017
Harvey Beaks Makes Prime Time Debut, March 1 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), on Nicktoons Two-Hour Block of Harvey Beaks Episodes Continues the Magical Adventures of the Big-Hearted Bird Burbank, Calif. – Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Harvey Beaks and his friends continue to embark on brand-new adventures when season two of Harvey Beaks continues Wed., March […]
Justice League Dark

Review: “Justice League Dark” Crafts a Potent Witch’s Brew

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2017
If you throw a bunch of mismatched stuff into a pot in a kitchen, sometimes you get an inedible mess and sometimes you get gumbo. Justice League Dark makes the ambitious choice to throw video game battle sensibilities, horror movies, and the mystic side of the DC Universe into a big pot and brews up […]

Film Independent Laika Animation Fellowship for Project Involve

Film Independent and LAIKA Announce Second Year of LAIKA Animation Fellowship for Project Involve

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2017
FILM INDEPENDENT AND LAIKA ANNOUNCE SECOND YEAR OF LAIKA ANIMATION FELLOWSHIP FOR PROJECT INVOLVE Fellowship provides $10,000 grant to an animation filmmaker from diversity mentorship program Project Involve LOS ANGELES (February 3, 2017) — Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, and acclaimed animation studio LAIKA […]

Summer Camp Island

Cartoon Network Greenlights “Summer Camp Island”

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2017
Pack Your Bags for Summer Camp! Cartoon Network Greenlights 2017 Sundance Film Festival Selection Summer Camp Island Based on Original Short Created by Julia Pott Cartoon Network greenlights Summer Camp Island, a wildly imaginative animated series based on the original short created by Julia Pott (Adventure Time). Having completed a momentous run at this year’s […]
Ronja the Robber's Daughter

Review: “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter” Mostly Robs Your Time

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2017
My review of Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter could begin and end with the statement that I couldn’t get through all 13 screener episodes of the show that Amazon Studios sent over to us, even after multiple attempts. The anime series from Studio Ghibli and Saltkråkan (the Astrid Lindgren company) looks extremely impressive in its pedigree […]