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My Little Pony Equestria Girls Magical Movie Night

Review: “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Equestria Girls: Magical Movie Night” – Real Fun

by Classic Speedyon August 10, 2017
If you’ve been bit by the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic bug, then you’re always up for more adventures starring the ponies. DHX and Hasbro haven’t let this call go unheeded: a few years ago, they started a spin-off video series called Equestria Girls, which put the ponies, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie […]

Review: “Vixen: The Movie” – If You Could Channel the Animals

by Classic Speedyon May 30, 2017
There’s no better time to be a superhero fan. Not only are there multiple live-action adaptations of superhero comic book characters per year, but the animated world is always abuzz with new material, whether it be long-time favorites like Batman and Superman or lesser-known characters to those not well-versed in comics. Vixen is in the […]

Robot Carnival

Review: “Robot Carnival”: In Perfect Working Order

by Classic Speedyon January 5, 2016
Funny story: The other day I saw a pig shoot through the air. At first, I thought my mind was playing tricks on me, so I cleaned my glasses. No, there it was: A flying pig. Wings and everything. I knew they were experimenting with genetics, but wow! This is going to make them a […]
Aladdin

Review: “Aladdin” Diamond Edition – Rawk! Polly Wants This Blu-ray!

by Classic Speedyon October 20, 2015
Aladdin was another successful part of Disney’s “renaissance:” the period that started during the late ’80s with The Little Mermaid that revitalized interest in the Disney brand, thanks to a renewed interest in quality storytelling, Broadway-worthy musical numbers, and state-of-the-art visuals. Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast were both top notch films, but Aladdin, in […]

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Review: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” – A Little Arid

by Classic Speedyon June 3, 2015
So I watched The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and I was less than enthused. I initially asked myself, “Am I just too old for SpongeBob?” but I don’t think that’s it. There are still plenty of episodes of the show that entertain me, and the first movie still holds up. This, despite some […]

“Ralph Bakshi: Rotoscope Auteur” Film Series at Trylon Microcinema

by Classic Speedyon May 19, 2015
In the month of August, the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, Minnesota will be showing five films from legendary director Ralph Bakshi.  The five films are Wizards (1977), American Pop (1981), Cool World (1992), Heavy Traffic (1973), and The Lord of the Rings (1978).  Wizards, American Pop, and Cool World will be shown in 35mm, while […]

Review: “Jumanji” Season 1 – It’s a Jungle Out There

by Classic Speedyon February 25, 2015
Every so often, there’s a complaint from animation fans that American animation is limited to just two genres: superhero shows and comedies. While it’s not entirely accurate, those are undoubtedly the dominant styles. So it’s nice to see a show like Jumanji, which is more adventure and fantasy-based, even if it’s not the most perfect […]
Watership Down

Review: “Watership Down” Criterion Collection Blu-ray Gets a Carrot

by Classic Speedyon February 23, 2015
There are some films which you enjoy while you’re watching, and immediately forget about once they’re over. Then there are films like Watership Down which stay in your consciousness for a while afterwards. What sets a movie like this apart from others? On the surface, Watership Down is a relatively simple tale: a group of […]

101 Dalmatians Winter Run

Review: “101 Dalmatians” Blu-ray Hits the Spot

by Classic Speedyon February 9, 2015
Are you tired of princesses? Then adopt 101 Dalmatians! 101 Dalmatians is an interesting departure for Disney in a number of ways. Many of the previous Disney films before this were adapted from fairy tales. By contrast, 101 Dalmatians was based on a book that was written fairly recently (1956, to be exact), and was […]
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 3 Hillbilly Hare

Review: “Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 3” – A Swell Swan Song

by Classic Speedyon December 17, 2014
It’s hard to review the third Looney Tunes Platinum Collection release without addressing the genuine possibility that this may be the last Looney Tunes Blu-ray release for a long time. Between gradually declining sales with each volume, the market shifting away from Blu-ray to digital, and Warner Bros.’s reluctance to devote much of their budget […]