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Review: "Littlest Pet Shop" Roundup - Season 3 Premiere and "Strike a Pose" DVD

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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 […]

Chuck Is Amuck, Again

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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 […]

Japanese Soccer Stars Recreate Flash Kicker's Twin Goal

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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…

Several Animated Films/TV Shows Up For Golden Trailers

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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 Is Daredevil

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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.

Lord Of The Himalayas Takes Flight

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Mix one part paragliding and one part “Creature Comforts” [by way of a talking fly] and – voila! – you get an interview by Steve Ham of paragliding adventurist Jim Mallinson as he describes what it’s like to paraglide in the Himalayas…

Let’s Make A Deal – Netflix And Sony

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Good news if you are a Netflix junkie – Netflix and Sony made a deal that gives the popular streaming video company the rights to Sony’s animated films. Netflix users in the USA can already watch two of last year’s Sony release – “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2” and “Smurfs 2” – but […]

Netflix Sets Dates For "Knights of Sidonia", "Harlock: Space Pirate"

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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 […]

Professor M Explains Oil

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Just in time for this weekend’s 2014 Monaco Grand Prix, Professor M explains th eproperties of Mobil 1 synthetic oil to Formula One race car drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen [both McLaren teammates] as well as NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in this “TOONED” series video – the initial installment of the third season animated […]

Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" - Battlestar Yamato Doesn't Quite Take Off

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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 […]

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