“I feel like I’ve seen something like that before” -Gabriel, age 11 Gotta love kids for their brutal honesty. I had the chance to get an early look at KidsWB’s new Loonatics Unleashed and took advantage of the situation by watching it with my younger brothers: Gabriel, who’s 11, and Daniel, who’s 8. That way […]
Loonatics is just as bad as you’ve probably feared, a shameless whoring of the classic characters that transports whole bits from the classic cartoons yet manages to deprive them completely of anything resembling wit, charm, or humor. When it is not trying to embarrassingly emulate the classic cartoons in an anime style, it trudges out […]
Six months after it was announced—six months after massive mainstream news coverage; anguished message board and blog posts; Internet petitions; scatological animated parodies; collisions with sex-toy manufacturers and Dutch character designers—six months after a near-riot, in other words, Loonatics Unleashed finally sees the light of day and reveals itself as… just another lousy action cartoon. […]
We all slow down eventually, even in the world of entertainment. Kevin Costner, for example, has gone from battling vicious gangsters to canoodling with frumpy housewives. In a less drastic manner, Galaxy Railways lowers the pressure heading into its second volume, “His Father’s Son.” In my review of the first volume, I compared Galaxy Railways […]
Giant Robots. Who wouldn’t want one? A robot the size of a skyscraper would be cool, but a ten-foot tall robot would be nice too. For one thing, it would be easier to take care of and hide in case you’re ever chased by the police all over the city. Plus, it wouldn’t talk much, […]
Nausicaa.net has posted the specifications for the standard and special edition Howl’s Moving Castle DVDs being released in Japan on November 16. The Studio Ghibli Short Films DVD will be released at the same time.
Student animators and game developers are being encouraged to submit entries to the Animex Student Animation Awards, Computer Graphics World reports. Deadline for entry is October 1, 2005. For more information, visit the Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games website.
“I have a feeling that you’re riding for some kind of a terrible, terrible fall. But I don’t honestly know what kind….” – Mr. Antolini, Chapter 24, Catcher in the Rye. If you already hate Koi Kaze, don’t even bother reading this. No, really, I’m dead serious. Nothing in this volume is going to redeem […]
Wow! That title is a bit more than a mouthful. Based on the manga of the same name (also released by ADV), Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok puts an interesting spin on Norse mythology. Loki has been banished from Asgard by Odin and forced to live among mortals trapped in the body of a small boy. […]
A website dedicated to sci-fi and anime maven Fred Patten has been launched to keep his friends and fans up to date on his health. Patten has written about anime and manga for more than 25 years, but suffered a stroke in March 2005. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)