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NYCC2010 NYAF2010: Day 1 Impressions

Friday was, unfortunately, fairly uneventful. From walking the floors of the show room to attending FUNimation’s sneak peek, very little actually happened. As a first-time con-goer, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, though what I got definitely wasn’t whatever that might have been. FUNimation Sneak Peek: The FUNimation sneak peak started late as there was […]

Fall 2010 Anime Preview

Autumn has arrived and October is here, and that means a large new crop of Japanese animation coming out on the other side of the Pacific as many longer Spring 2010 series and shorter Summer series come to an end. Once again I am joined by Nick Hobbs (you may remember him as Lelouch!), and […]

Cool Stuff: Bottle

Kirsten Lepore’s short, Bottle, is currently a finalist in the Vimeo Festival Awards. Separated by water, a sand and snow person build a friendship by exchanging bottled messages and other items. It was worthwhile and enjoyable for the sheer amount of work that went into it even though the punchline fell flat.  Go here to […]

Looking Back: The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

Yesterday, I looked at the Cartoon Network series Chowder and its rocky history, both on and off-screen. Today, I’m tackling a fellow Cartoon Network show slated to end this month, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. While the show may not have always gotten the respect and recognition it deserved (as seen by Cartoon Network’s recent […]

Looking Back: Chowder

This month, two cartoons will have ended their runs permanently on the Cartoon Network. Chowder and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack represent the beginning of an era to some and the end of one to others. Their relatively short lifespans have been marked by high drama, extreme office politics, and a chuckle here or there. […]

Cool Stuff: MakingOf speaks with "Despicable Me" screenwriters, Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul

MakingOf has an interview up with Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul as they discuss pitching ideas to financiers. What struck my fancy was their pitch style, which doesn’t include many visuals. Also, they sing. In the pitches. For more on their interesting approach, watch the video below.     

Otakon2010: A Decade Under the Influence

The sun is shining, the air smells like warm root beer and the fire alarms are blaring. Otakon 2010 is in the books, another one has come and gone. Ten times I have gone to the Baltimore Convention Center, and now the Baltimore Hilton Convention Center. Ten times. At this point almost everyone else who […]

Otakon2010: Press Conference For The Creators of Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW

On Sunday morning, I got to attend a press conference featuring the creators of Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW; Koji Masunari, Masashi Ishihama and Tomonori Ochikoshi. While there was quite a bit discussed such as giant robot shows, how they relax and their plans for the future, the main focus was obviously on the movie […]

Otakon2010: Of Unicorns and Gundam Unicorn

Although final days at conventions are only half days and can be less substantial than the first two days in my experience, my Sunday at Otakon 2010 was fully occupied by two satisfying events. Longtime readers may recall the tribute I paid to what I consider one of the finest Rankin-Bass productions and a marvelous […]

Otakon2010: Days 2 and 3

Otakon Day 2  Day two started out rather calm for me, mainly because there wasn’t too much going on until a bit later in the day. As far as screenings go, I didn’t really get to check out any on Friday (I watched a small clip or two, but not an entire episode). So, in […]

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