The Hub’s Littlest Pet Shop has been on a slow upward swing in quality, recovering from a disappointing series premiere to become a solid show, if not one that makes a very deep impression. By all rights, it should be working the same way that the Hub’s more popular shows like My Little Pony: Friendship […]
Despite the annoying nuisance of being, technically, dead for the past 12 years, Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones – one of the world’s greatest animators of his time – will have his animation art touring the country in a Smithsonian Touring Exhibit entitled “What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones”. The exhibit features 22 […]
You know World Cup is getting tantalizingly closer when two members of Japan’s World Cup team – Takahiro Ogihara and Hotaru Yamaguchi – have time to work on their creativity by recreating the iconic “twin shot” performed by Flash Kicker [Captain Tsubasa] from the popular manga animation series, comic book and video game…
The 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards are nearly upon us. What are the Golden Trailer Awards? They are exactly what you think they are – awards for the best movie or television trailers over the course of the last year – and this year, several animated films, TV shows and video games will be jousting […]
Charlie Cox [“Boardwalk Empire”] has been selected to be The Daredevil, one of Marvel’s comic book superheroes, for a 13-episode series on Netflix. Cox will play Matthew Murdock – aka Daredevil – a blind attorney-at-law who becomes the crimefighting superhero. “Daredevil” is slotted to begin its first season in early 2015.
In a pair of recent announcements, the video service Netflix confirmed that it will begin global video streams for Polygon Pictures’ sci-fi mecha anime Knights of Sidonia on July 4, 2014 and Toei’s 2013 film Harlock: Space Pirate (a.k.a. Space Pirate Captain Harlock) on August 1, 2014. Knights of Sidonia was first announced last December […]
The original Space Battleship Yamato TV series was one of my gateways to anime, although it was called Star Blazers at the time and we didn’t have a fancy special word for it other than, “that cool Japanese cartoon.” Leiji Matsumoto’s space epic was gripping to a generation for whom Star Wars was the latest […]