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Review: "Texhnolyze" DVD Boxset Reissue: Still Highbrow Yet Hardcore

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During the anime of boom of the late 1990s to early 2000s, weird shows were par from the course. What Evangelion started became one of the dominant trends during the boom, as shows like Serial Experiments: Lain and Boogiepop Phantom focused around strange, intellectually complex tales in bizarre, almost-surreal worlds with heavy doses of paranormal […]

Fox Puts "Wentworth Hall" Into Development

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Twentieth Century Fox TV is developing Wentworth Hall, a new animated comedy from Jake Kasdan and Lew Morton, Deadline Hollywood reports. The series will focus on a group of college students attending a once-prestigious university. Morton, formerly of Futurama, will executive produce with Kasdan. Melvin Mar will produce.

Adult Swim Picks Up "Rick & Morty"

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Adult Swim has picked up Rick & Morty, a new animated series from Community creator Dan Harmon, The New York Times reports. The thirty-minute animated series will follow the adventures of a genius inventor and his grandson. It is expected to debut in 2014. Harmon is co-creating the series with Justin Roiland.

Comic-Con Re-Ups With San Diego Thru 2016

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Comic-Con has inked a deal with San Diego that will keep the convention in town through 2016, the Associated Press reports. The new deal will allow organizers to use meeting space in nearby hotels to create a “Comic-Con campus” outside the San Diego Convention Center. The city hopes to begin an expansion of the Center […]

UK's Channel 5 Orders "Wanda and the Alien" for 2013

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The UK’s Channel 5 has ordered a new preschool animated series based on the kid property Wanda and the Alien, c21 Media reports. The CGI-animated series will follow a girl rabbit who meets an alien. The series, from RH Childeren’s Screen Entertainment, is expected to debut in the latter half of 2013.

Briefly: "Bugs Bunny Superstar" to DVD; Kid Shows Get Int'l Distribution

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* Warner Archive is releasing Bugs Bunny Superstar, a 1975 documentary feature about the studio’s Termite Terrace, on Tuesday, October 30. [AWN] * Los Angeles’s Kid Glove Creative and Sydney’s Sticky Pictures will produce Perry Parka Polar Possum, a new animated series about a possum who is the mayor of the North Pole. [c21 Media] […]

Review: "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" DVD Box Set: Subversively Sardonic But Egregious In English

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The last decade of anime has been dominated by one trend above all others. Moe. I could spend some lines describing what exactly that means, but I think this is easier: Moe is the opposite of character like Fujiko Mine from Lupin The 3rd and Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Instead of a strong, adult […]

Review: "G.I. Joe Renegades" Complete First Season Blu-ray Easily Worth a Double-Dip

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I must admit a non-trivial sense of ambivalence on the conclusion of the first and only season of G.I. Joe Renegades. The best compliment I can pay to the show is that I walked into the two-part season premiere as a skeptic and walked out of the two-part season finale as a convert. G.I. Joe […]

Review: "Mia and the Migoo" Is Miyazaki Minus the Magic

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With its child heroine, its fantastical plot, and its strong environmental message, Mia and the Migoo will immediately remind viewers of the work of Hayao Miyazaki (whose name even appears to be referenced in the title character). Alas, this animated French film resembles Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest and other ecologically-minded Hollywood animated fare more […]

Review: "Danny Phantom" Season 2, Part 2: Episodes So Nice, You Buy Them Twice

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Following the release of the first part of season two of Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom comes the Shout! Factory release of the second half. Not only is the breaking up of season two unnecessary, it’s pointless and maddening. Sure, a complete set would be a lot heavier than the typical, cheaper two-disc release, but owning both […]

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