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The Great Gargantuan Pokemon Sun And Moon Infodump

The Great Gargantuan Pokemon Sun And Moon Infodump

by Peter Paltridgeon August 1, 2016
Happy Monday! Nintendo just released the largest update yet on Pokemon Sun and Moon’s content. FOURTEEN new Pokemon were revealed today, as well as several new game elements and a new battle strategy. I’m pleased to report that Pokemon battles will be spiced up for the first time in a while with a new option […]
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The Top 10 Most Epic Generation IV Pokemon

by Todd Blackon July 30, 2016
Nintendo may not be doing so hot as a company right now, but the Pokemon franchise has never been stronger. The next generation is coming via Sun/Moon, the anime is still going on, and the original games that were re-released have sold over 1.5 million copies. Add that to the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, […]


NY Times on Josh Wakely’s Beatles-Themed “Beat Bugs” and Other Musical Shows

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
The New York Times has profiled Josh Wakely, the creator of three new musical series including Beat Bugs, an animated children’s series that uses songs from the Beatles as inspiration and soundtrack. The article covers the way he brought the series to fruition, with Mr. Wakely stating that he “had no idea how complicated or […]
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“Fireman Sam” Episode Pulled for Inappropriate Depiction of the Koran

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter covers the pulling of an episode of Fireman Sam in the UK’s Channel 5 streaming service due to a scene which seemed to show one of the characters stepping on a page of the Koran. The episode first aired in October 2014, but the incident went unnoticed until recently. A statement by […]

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SDCC 2016: Warner Bros. Apparently Interested in Pepe Le Pew Movie

by Peter Paltridgeon July 25, 2016
Warner Bros. might be interested in building an entire feature film around the Looney Tunes character Pepe Le Pew. The news leaked out during the SDCC panel for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, where writer Max Landis admitted the spec script was one of the projects he was working on. Um. Well. That would certainly […]
SDCC 2016: Donnie Vs. Raph, By Jhonen Vasquez

SDCC 2016: Donnie Vs. Raph, By Jhonen Vasquez

by Peter Paltridgeon July 22, 2016
After years of mediocrity and sponging off Spongebob, is Nickelodeon finally turning a corner Nicktoons-wise? Any network that would fund a TMNT short by Jhonen Vasquez is a winner in my book. Nick also pulled a few more surprises out of its hat during Comic-Con….for example, the first-ever released art from the upcoming Hey Arnold […]

Ice Age: Collision Course

Review: “Ice Age: Collision Course” – When Subplots Collide

by Christopher Glennonon July 22, 2016
It’s hard to believe that the first Ice Age movie came out nearly 15 years ago.  Actually, no it isn’t, considering the latest installment, Ice Age: Collision Course, is the fifth movie in the franchise.  You can’t blame Blue Sky Studios for churning out these movies.  With the number of animation studios these days and their […]
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SDCC 2016: World Premiere Justice League Action Trailer

by Peter Paltridgeon July 21, 2016
If the newly released Comic-Con trailer for Justice League Action is any indication, WBA’s next effort should be a terrific new take on the DCU. For one thing, Booster Gold seems to have a larger role than anyone thought; he appears to be a regular, and that’s fine with us. All his lines are, well, […]


SDCC 2016: Revelations from The Justice League Action Panel

by Peter Paltridgeon July 21, 2016
This fall, for the first time in what feels like ages, Cartoon Network will be broadcasting costumed superheroes who don’t spend all their time goofing off and saying “Waffles.” Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and all the other iconic supers are back in Justice League Action, the latest effort from DC and WB Animation. The Justice […]
SDCC 2016: DreamWorks Offers Musical “Trolls” Trip

SDCC 2016: DreamWorks Offers Musical “Trolls” Trip

by Peter Paltridgeon July 21, 2016
DreamWorks Animation needs a hit badly. Is “Trolls” that hit? Too early to tell. For Comic-Con, the ailing studio has released a minute and a half of footage from their upcoming movie based on those ugly things kids used to collect in the 90’s. These trolls don’t look ugly, however. The animation style is what […]