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"Boondocks" Brings All The Flaws of Primetime TV To Adult Swim

It’s a Cinderella story for Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, the near-aborted animated comic strip adaption. After Fox passed it up, Cartoon Network rode in on a horse powered by rainbows and happy clams, and saved this misunderstood gem from demolition. Adult Swim played it up big time. They were excited to get the bad boy of […]

"Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy's Boo Haw Haw": Hauntingly Great Art, Terrifyingly Mediocre Writing

Since it began, Ed Edd ‘n’ Eddy has been dogged by a reputation as an ugly and annoying show, and despite performing well with kids it has yet to see much appreciation from animation enthusiasts or industry professionals. I can’t for the life of me understand why. While everyone is busy trying to rebuild the […]

"Stroker and Hoop": A Bad Comedy Central Cartoon Posing as a Bad Adult Swim Cartoon?

I think I now see why Adult Swim is starting to branch out to Burbank and outside studios for their animated material. It seems clear that their Atlanta studios just can’t cut it anymore. I don’t know what else to say. Sealab was cancelled because the writers knew they ran out of ideas and jokes […]

"Juniper Lee" Worth Looking Into... Once It Gets Off the Ground

Juniper Lee is a very odd new action show from Cartoon Network. Part of it is cool, part of it is clever, and part of it is head-scratchingly cliched. To everyone who reads this and thinks, “Great, here comes another complaint-fest,” this isn’t one. I think that, of the series that have debuted in 2004-05, […]

"Clone Wars" Series 2: WOW.

I love Clone Wars. And Billy and Mandy. They’re the two Cartoon Network staples that are keeping me glued to the station this spring. They make me very happy. And I’m happy to tell you that Clone Wars will make you happy too, no matter what your feelings about the series have been up to […]

Robot Chicken: Please Stop Greenlighting, Adult Swim

Robot Chicken is Adult Swim’s latest disaster piece of a Newgrounds fallout to air on its pitiful Sunday night lineup. And it’s amazing that there is still no justification for stop motion animation on TV, going as far back as Gumby or Land of the Lost. I’m not dissing the medium, but even after decades […]

"Ed Edd n Eddy's Jingle Jingle Jangle": The Best Present a TV Has Ever Given Me

Ed, Edd n Eddy will always have a peanut gallery throwing bricks at it. They don’t understand it. They don’t want to understand it. They don’t watch it so that they can justify their totally inaccurate claims about the series. If, on the other hand, you’re the least bit curious about how much the show […]

"Tom Goes to the Mayor," Then Goes to Jail, Camp, and Hell

Actually, those are places that Ernest went. But the new Williams Street/Dipshot Films show, Tom Goes to the Mayor certainly has the potential to go for miles. Its extremely inexpensive animation (mere “clipart-style” rotoscoped drawings with no lip sync) and extremely small staff means a nearly inexhaustible number of episodes can be produced. That could […]

"Atomic Betty" Arrested, Charged With Grand Theft Stereotype

Canadian superhero Atomic Betty was arrested by local police at a 7-Eleven yesterday and charged with trying to shoplift a spunky, determined attitude that exemplifies courage (current retail price: $6.99). After she was taken in for questioning, it was discovered that she had also smuggled in an episode guide to The Powerpuff Girls for purposes […]

New "Birdman" Is Anything But Speedy

“High Speed Buggy Chase” has Harvey defending the talking jalopy on reckless driving charges. Toon Zone’s critics pop the hood and run a diagnostic. Matt Wilson As sluggish as the original Hanna-Barbera Speed Buggy cartoon it takes off of, Harvey Birdman‘s “High Speed Buggy Chase” is a sputtering jalopy that out of gas before it […]

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