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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 […]

Boy and the World

Review: “Boy and the World” – A Beauty from Brazil

by slaion August 10, 2016
Boy and the World is one of Brazil’s first animated features, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature earlier this year. It showcases the world through the eyes and drawings of a child. We start out in the rainforest jungle, seen through the boy’s eyes at first, which is depicted with simplistic forms, shapes, and an […]
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Review: The 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 27, 2016
This year’s nominated animated shorts, presented by ShortsHD across the country and online, seem to have a darker tone than previous years, at least from when I started seeing them. In fact, one of them is strictly R-rated and has tons of warnings beforehand, so younger audiences can leave the theater. It is also screened […]

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 […]
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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, […]

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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 […]
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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, […]