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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Review: “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”

by slaion November 12, 2015
The Prophet is a collection of prose poetry essays by Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran. Published in 1923, the book tells the tale of a prophet named Mustafa who has been living abroad in exile for stirring up radical ideas with his works and teachings. As he walks toward a ship to take him home, he […]

SDCC2015: A Farewell to “Phineas and Ferb” Panel

by slaion July 14, 2015
This year was bittersweet for Phineas and Ferb fans. The series finale aired in June, so TV Guide held a special panel for fans to say farewell to their favorite show. Like the show, the panel began with TV Guide‘s moderator saying, “I know what we’re going to do today!” The answer: fix the microphones, […]


SDCC2015: Star vs. The Forces of Evil/Penn Zero: Part Time Hero Panel

by slaion July 11, 2015
Disney XD’s Penn Zero: Part Time Hero and Star vs. The Forces of Evil were highlighted this year in a shared panel consisting of Penn Zero creators Jared Bush and Sam Levine; the voice of Sashi, Tania Gunaldi; the voice of Penn, Tom Middleditch; Star creator Daron Nefcy; the voice of Star, Eden Sher; and the voice of Marco, Adam […]

SDCC2015: The Legend of Korra to continue via Dark Horse Comics Panel Summary

by slaion July 11, 2015
I was surprised to see there would be an Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra panel on this year’s San Diego Comic-Con schedule since both shows have finished their run on Nickelodeon, plus both co-creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, said last year’s panel would be their last San Diego panel.  I guess they just meant the […]

GKids Acquires Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There"

Review: “When Marnie Was There” – Is All That We See or Seem…

by slaion July 8, 2015
Alas, it was very bittersweet watching When Marnie Was There, knowing that it might be the last film Studio Ghibli will ever produce. Supposedly, Studio Ghibli is just taking a short hiatus after finishing this film, but many think it might be their last. One can only hope it’s not, since it would be a […]
Song of the Sea

Review: “Song of the Sea” – It Must Be Magic

by slaion March 2, 2015
Song of the Sea is the story of Ben and his little sister, Saoirse, who live in a lighthouse with their father and Ben’s dog, Cú. Saoirse’s mother mysteriously disappears into the sea while giving birth to Saoirse, leaving her heartbroken husband behind with Ben who somewhat blames Saoirse for mom’s disappearance. Six years later, […]


Review: The 2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 20, 2015
For the past 10 years, ShortsHD has made all the short films nominated for the Academy Awards available for viewing across the country just before, and sometimes after, the Oscar broadcast via local small theaters for the general public to watch and enjoy. I myself only discovered the joys of watching their releases a few […]

Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Review – A Feast for Both the Eyes and Heart

by slaion December 10, 2014
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is based on the Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The story is about a bamboo cutter named Okina who one day discovers a strange but beautiful miniature girl hidden inside the base of a glowing bamboo stalk. He takes the girl home to his wife, Ona, […]


SDCC2014: The Legend of Korra Panel

by slaion July 26, 2014
This year’s Legend of Korra panel began with show co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino explaining Nickelodeon’s decision to pull Korra from their cable schedule and moving the show exclusively online.  They reassured fans that Korra was definitely NOT canceled but just moving to a different media to reflect changes in the industry.  Nickelodeon noticed that Korra had a […]

SDCC2014: Nickelodeon’s Voice Over Experience

by slaion July 24, 2014
For 2014’s San Diego Comic-Con, Nickelodeon has created a unique interactive experience that allows fans to try out their hand at voicing for animation. Located at the very heart of Nickelodeon’s booth is a mini recording studio where fans can enter, put on a set of headphones, and voice dialogue ‘live’ to clips of their favorite Nickelodeon […]