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"Fat Albert's Greatest Hits": He's not Heavy, He's Phat

Fat Albert has built an impressive legacy as the longest running cartoon franchise with an all black cast. The show ran from 1972 to 1984, spawned a few holiday specials, and has lived on in countless reruns. This year the series celebrates it’s successful history with a live action movie and the release of the […]

"Gundam F91" Misfires Too Often

It’s a bad time to be a Universal Century fan. Your original series bombed on television, your movie had several questionable dub errors, and your most-requested title had more delays than the average Nintendo 64 video game. But you’ve got to admire that fire that resides in the original Gundam universe and how it refuses […]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: 03" Can Platinum Tarnish?

Welcome to the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Whereas in the real world, Y2K brought us nothing but needless worrying, in the Evangelionverse, a mysterious destructive force blew up Tokyo. Skip ahead a decade or so, and three teenagers (one with a serious attitude problem) pilot giant constructs known as Evangelions to protect Tokyo-3 from […]

"Gargoyles" Awaken on DVD, Looking All The Better For Their Age

Back in the day, Gargoyles was one of the few cartoons on the air that attempted to break its genre’s formula. With Batman: The Animated Series, Gargolyes elevated television action animation from the repetitive, vanilla pit into which it had sunk to new heights of story telling, voice acting, animation, and music. These cartoons gave […]

"Demon Lord Dante" Vol. 3, Wherein Dante Agonizes, "What the 'HELL' is going on?"

Ah, Ryo! Back for more Devil-trouncing fun eh? Yes, Ryo Utsugi is back for a third round of “old school” action with all the blatant nudity, violence, and sexual situations that you’d expect from Go Nagai! Much in the style (almost exactly, in fact) of Nagai’s Devilman, Ryo Utsugi has the ability to transform into […]

"Stellvia: Foundation 1": High-Grade Sci-Fi Anime For All Ages

Many anime deal with school life and mecha/space/spacemecha pilots, though not always in the same series. When they both show up, and they are explicitly connected, the result ranges from excellent and powerful (such as the often over-looked Twin Spica) to painfully horrific (Pilot Candidate, I’m looking in your direction). Geneon’s new title in this […]

Orange Islands Offer Up Different View of "Pokémon"

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So, what do you do when you have an anime based off a wildly popular video game, but the next installment is over a year away? Why, you create a filler saga, of course! So went the thought process of the Pokemon creative staff as they went to work trying to create a workable saga […]

Multiple DVD Award Nominations for 'Lion King 1½', 'Comic Book: The Movie'

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Nominations for the fifth annual DVD Exclusive Awards have been announced, and Disney’s The Lion King 1½ leads with a total of 11 nominations in eight categories. Also receiving multiple nominations: Shrek 2, The Simpsons, Mary Poppins, The Star Wars Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King–Special Extended Edition, Barbie as […]

"Shrek" Franchise Delivers $1.6 Billion in Consumer Home Entertainment Spending

DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek franchise has generated over $1.6 billion in consumer home entertainment spending since its inaugural launch in 2001, with the record-shattering VHS/DVD release of Shrek. The current video in the franchise, Shrek 2, has sold more than 37 million units worldwide since its November release — making the third highest grossing feature film […]

"Steel Angel Kurumi Complete Collection" Kickin' Android Maids

Kurumi, Karinka, and Saki. These three girls are Steel Angels, cybernetically created superpowered beings. When an accidental kiss from a young boy named Nakahito awakens Kurumi in early 20th century Japan, life changes for the Onmyo Mystic. With the military on their trail, Nakahito must attempt to live a simple temple life, while Kurumi and […]

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