For Kids

Review: “Quackerz” Lays an Egg

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2016
One of my fundamental precepts of comedy is that ducks are funny, but Quackerz is an animated feature film that is intent on challenging that idea. This Russian import, now available on American shores via Shout! Factory, is a chaotic and messy affair that baffles more than it amuses, and sometimes came close to offending […]


Nickelodeon Reveals Title of “Hey Arnold!” TV Movie; Original Voice Actors to Return

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2016
Nickelodeon Reveals Title of the Hey Arnold! TV Movie as Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie; Original Voice Actors Return Burbank, Calif.-Monday, June 13, 2016-Nickelodeon announced today that the upcoming TV movie titled Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie will feature 19 original voices from the beloved television series. The announcement comes in the midst of Nickelodeon’s […]


Review: “Zootopia” on Blu-Ray – Happily Hopping Home

by Weathermanon June 13, 2016
Zootopia is officially available for home release, which is really weird since it could still be found in theaters as of this disc’s street date. I doubt most of you really need me to tell you to buy it. Zootopia is certainly the most talked about animated movie of the year and maybe the most […]

Review: “Voltron Legendary Defender” Forms a Not-That-Blazing Sword

by Chad Boninon June 10, 2016
Does the sword still blaze after 35 years? The five lions that form Voltron have converged yet again to form a new series, streaming exclusively on Netflix and produced by DreamWorks Animation Television. Still, this is a franchise that has had a number of missteps–entertaining or not–in America. Is the fourth time the charm? America […]


Review: “Voltron Legendary Defender” is a Breakthrough Reinvention

by Todd DuBoison June 10, 2016
Amid all the promotion for Voltron Legendary Defender this spring, one thing struck me more than any other: a quote officially publicized from Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos that declared “We didn’t make the Voltron that we saw, we made the Voltron that we remembered.” In our age of countless sequels or reboots and elevated […]

Adventure Time, The A-Team, The Goonies, And Ghostbusters Now In The Same Game

by Peter Paltridgeon June 9, 2016
Disney recently gave up on their toy-to-game product Disney Infinity. Their rivals at WB Interactive are more than eager to take that market share, and they’ll pull it off with ease if this new trailer is any indication. Lego Dimensions is adding 16 new properties to its library throughout 2016. Look at this newly released […]

Mythical Pokemon Manaphy Available Through The Month Of June

Mythical Pokemon Manaphy Available Through The Month Of June

by Peter Paltridgeon June 7, 2016
Another Legendary Pokemon Giveaway is now underway: this time, it’s Manaphy, who was introduced in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. In that game, however, few people actually went through the trouble of getting her: it required ownership of a separate DS game, Pokemon Ranger, from which you would collect Manaphy’s egg and transfer it to D&P. […]