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Review: “Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie” Unleashes a Super Move

by Chad Boninon December 1, 2016
Ryu is a lone wolf, wandering the world in search for the perfect fight and more power. His combat power is off the charts, and it’s the desire of Shadowlaw’s leader M. Bison to capture and corrupt him into his world-domination schemes. Ryu’s not interested in working for the psycho power in charge of this […]

Pokemon Live-Action Movie Finds Its Director

by Peter Paltridgeon November 30, 2016
We previously reported that Legendary Pictures has landed the license to produce a live-action Pokemon movie and ever since, they’ve been assembling the team to put it together. Now the project has its director. Here’s what we know: The movie is based on Detective Pikachu, a game that hasn’t been released in the US or […]

44th Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2016
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of the 44th annual Annie Award nominees, recognizing the year’s best animated work in the eyes of the industry. Highlights of this year’s nominees include: Best Animated Feature Finding Dory – Pixar Animation Studios Kubo and the Two Strings – LAIKA Kung Fu Panda 3 – DreamWorks Animation Moana – […]
Marvel Comics February 2017

Marvel Comics Advance Solicitations for February 2017

by Ed Liuon November 26, 2016
Marvel Comics have released their advance solicitations for February 2017. Monsters Unleashed and Inhumans vs. X-Men rage on unabated, comics get “corner box” variant covers painted by Joe Jusko, and Darth Maul’s mini-series kicks off. Be our first to comment

Moana Maui

NY Times on How and Why Maui Got So Big in Disney’s”Moana”

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2016
The New York Times examines the thinking that went into the character design of Maui, the demigod with the voice of Dwayne Johnson and animation supervision by Mack Kablan and Eric Goldberg, in Disney’s upcoming animated feature film Moana. The character is well-known in lore across the South Pacific islands, but nearly all earlier depictions […]
Gundam: The Origin

Review: “Gundam The Origin IV” – Visions Of The Future, Echoes Of The Past, Lessons For Today

by Grant Whiteon November 22, 2016
What a difference six months can make. When I reviewed the third episode of The Origin, I noted how the story highlighted the simple ways that the ambitious can cultivate destructive nationalism to drive the general population. A month after that, just over half the UK population gave a live demonstration of this by voting […]

craft

New Web Service “Craft” Explores The Art Of Animation

by Peter Paltridgeon November 21, 2016
Let’s say you’re about to make your own animated short, or even a movie, and you’re looking for inspiration. Or you may be new to the entire process and could use a professional shoulder to look over and learn from — but there are no shoulders around. What if there was an animation archive where […]
Cars 3

Teaser Trailer for “Cars 3” Released

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2016
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Finding Dory

Review: “Finding Dory” – She Doesn’t Find a Lot of Beasts, but She Does Find Herself

by Weathermanon November 21, 2016
How does one go about reviewing a movie like Finding Dory? It’s essentially bullet proof. Whether it’s the next Citizen Kane or the next Plan 9 From Outer Space, it would still be a runaway hit because these days, Disney is almost that good (even if The Good Dinosaur was a bit of a miss, […]