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The Red Turtle

Review: “The Red Turtle” Presents a Beautiful Mystery

by slaion February 24, 2017
Among this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature is The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian collaboration with some help from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. It tells the tale of a man stranded on a deserted island, and though it would seem akin to Robinson Crusoe, the tale twists into much more along the way. The Red Turtle […]
Oscar Nominated Shorts 2017

Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 23, 2017
This year’s animated shorts, presented in theaters and online by ShortsHD, features mostly a somber mix of animated tales with just the one exception from Pixar. There was also another R-rated short among the nominees, which again was screened last for the younger audience to leave beforehand. I’m not sure this year’s mix would entertain […]

NYCC 2016: “Spice and Wolf” Creator Isuna Hasekura’s Panel

by slaion November 18, 2016
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Spice and Wolf, Yen Press invited Spice and Wolf author and creator, Isuna Hasekura, to New York Comic-Con 2016 to speak with his fans. In addition to inviting Hasekura, Yen Press released a special limited anniversary edition omnibus of the first 17 novels in the Spice and Wolf series. […]
Steven Universe Mr. Greg

NYCC 2016: Achieving Fusion at the “Steven Universe” Panel

by slaion October 27, 2016
The Hammerstein Ballroom just a few blocks outside the Jacob Javits Convention Center was filled to the brim with Steven Universe fans eagerly awaiting the entrance of the show’s creator, Rebecca Sugar, and various members of the cast. Before their entrance, panel moderator and voice actor Eric Bauza invoked the audience to clap for a […]

Regular Show Men in Uniform

NYCC 2016: The “Regular Show” Panel…in Space!

by slaion October 21, 2016
It was a bittersweet panel for fans of Regular Show, since Cartoon Network announced this summer that the 8th season would be its last. Although the show would be coming to an end next month, the panel gave fans a chance to give Regular Show creator (and voice of Mordecai), J.G. Quintel a proper good-bye and thanks. Joining him was William […]

NYCC 2016: Dark Horse: Classified Featuring “Avatar the Last Airbender” – Panel Summary

by slaion October 10, 2016
The big news about the upcoming release of The Legend of Korra comics from Dark Horse already broke out via Entertainment Weekly‘s interview with Avatar and Korra‘s co-creator, Michael Dante DiMartino, earlier this week before NYCC, so much of Dark Horse’s joint panel with Nickelodeon was used to cement some release dates and preview upcoming […]

NYCC 2016: “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir” Panel Summary

by slaion October 10, 2016
The Miraculous NYCC 2016 panel did not disappoint fans of the French-Korean-Japanese magical girl and boy series currently airing on Nicktoons. The big news is that the series has already been renewed for seasons 2 and 3 and will include many surprising revelations, including new users of the remaining 3 Miraculouses that were last seen […]

Sausage Party

“Sausage Party” Animators Claim Abuse and Intolerable Working Conditions

by slaion August 19, 2016
As reported in Variety and several other news outlets, several animators who worked on the recently released R-rated animated film Sausage Party have spoken out anonymously about abuse and intolerable working conditions during the 2 years spent producing the movie. These animators began posting in the comments section of Cartoon Brew’s interview with Sausage Party directors Conrad Vernon […]
Star vs. the Forces of Evil

SDCC 2016: I’m From Another Dimension – Disney XD’s “Star vs. The Forces of Evil”

by slaion August 14, 2016
After the huge reception at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con as well as stellar viewing ratings, Star vs. The Forces of Evil got its very own panel at this year’s con in a room about 3 times the size as last year’s room, with twice as many guests from the show. The panel was headed […]