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"Loonatics Unleashed": A Fine Concept Marred by Poor Execution

by EJill34on September 14, 2005
You play with a universally loved property at your peril, since any fiddling will usually send fanboys into a frenzy. Loonatics Unleashed did just that when it was first announced six months ago. Now that the premiere is upon us, animation fans all over the Internet will be asking the same question: “Is it any […]

Making Music for the DCAU

by EJill34on August 1, 2005
Often, the music in a television program will go unnoticed by the casual viewer or even the most rabid of fans. Fortunately, that’s not the case with the DC Animated shows dating back to Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. Every single subsequent series, from Superman to Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans, has had […]

The Griffin Family Hits Sin City

by EJill34on July 23, 2005
Every animation fan knows the story of Family Guy by now: it was cancelled, released on DVD, and brought back due to extremely fine sales. It’s hard to deny that the series is hilariously charming, and much of that charm comes from the songs sprinkled throughout its various episodes. In fact, these songs were popular […]