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Google Spotlight Stories

Google Spotlight Stories App Launches for Android, Newest Story "Help" Premieres

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2015
GOOGLE ATAP LAUNCHES GOOGLE SPOTLIGHT STORIES APP FOR ANDROID AND PREMIERES NEWEST STORY, “HELP” BY DIRECTOR JUSTIN LIN AT GOOGLE I/O 2015 Upcoming Google Spotlight Stories from several award-winning filmmakers and artists, as well as the new Story Development Kit (SDK) also announced   At Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco, which kicks off today, Google’s […]

Batman Unlimited Animal Instincts

Review: "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts" Blu-ray - A Decently Wild Time

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2015
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts is fine, fun, and diverting entertainment that brings DC’s Dark Knight to a younger audience, even if it has a few flaws that are difficult to overlook. Like Batman Beyond, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts throws Batman into a futuristic Gotham and seems to have been inspired largely from a new line […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle for New York

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC" on DVD on July 14, 2015

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2015
THE NINJA TURTLES ARE BURSTING BACK INTO THE SEWERS AND ONTO DVD TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RETURN TO NYC! Available on DVD July 14, 2015 NEW YORK–May 27, 2015- The beginning of season three found the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles honing their skills and fighting off threats in the woods. Now, it’s time for them […]
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Review: "Naruto Shippuden" Set 22 - Loose Lips Sink Shonen

by macattackon May 27, 2015
The biggest difficulty with writing this review is that it’s difficult to articulate the same points that I did in the previous boxset without using the same words. The same issues that plagued the previous set of episodes are all throughout this one, although sometimes in lesser capacity. There are obvious, heavy-handed efforts to stall and […]

Strange Magic

Review: "Strange Magic" - I Can't Help Falling In Love with This Cliché

by Neo Yion May 26, 2015
 As billions of movies, books, TV shows, internet blogs, and hand puppet shows can attest to, love is an endearingly popular subject. The problem is that love stories are hard to write. Misguided attempts include flimsy chemistry because there’s no build up; a relationship upgrade through questionable circumstances; and the dreaded, dreaded love triangle threatening […]

ThunderCats

Review: "ThunderCats (2011)" Blu-ray - Thunder...THUNder...BLUDERC...ahh, Forget It

by Weathermanon May 19, 2015
In the not so distant past someone had the idea to revive the ThunderCats for a new era. It would be bold and breathtaking, with amazing animation from the best hands in Japan and the kind of story fans of the show always wanted. None of annoying Snarf factor that occasionally made the older show […]
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Toonzone Interviews Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier on Early New York Animation

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Many animation fans have seen and even purchased collections of public domain cartoons on home video, but Tommy José Stathes used those earliest collections (on VHS tapes in the 1990’s) as a springboard to become an early animation historian, archivist, and preservationist, with a focus on the earliest animated cartoons produced from the 1900’s to […]