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Review: “Baka and Test” Season 2 + OVA: What a Baka Show

by Classic Speedyon October 7, 2013
Over the years of watching anime, I’ve really come to dislike the comedy genre in particular.  And it’s really a shame, because some of the first anime I ever bought were comedies (Excel Saga, Galaxy Angel, Azumanga Daioh, Abenobashi), and I enjoyed them.  But in the last few years, I’ve felt a strong disconnect with […]

Hornet Films Goes Down Under with Australia’s XYZ Studios

by Alex Beanon October 6, 2013
New York-based animation house Hornet Films has entered into a reciprocal partnership with Australian animation house XYZ Studios to produce animated features and commercials for the USA and Australia and New Zealand. Hornet Films is the home of Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson, creators of this year’s Rocket Monkeys television series on Nickelodeon [and which […]

CLIPS: New Clips, Stills, & Synopses from Cartoon Network Premieres for October 7, 2013

by Ed Liuon October 6, 2013
Cartoon Network has released the following new clips, stills, and plot synopses for premiere episodes for the week starting on October 6, 2013. All times listed are Eastern/Pacific. CONTEST On Sunday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. (ET, PT) premieres the new live-action film CONTEST…The film is set in a small town high school where athletes […]

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Episode Recap – How Piper Got Her Groove Initially – Season 3, Episode 11

by Alex Beanon October 6, 2013
Synopsis: How did the NTSF:SD:SUV:: come together and become the premier, well-oiled San Diego crime-stopping machine it is today? It all started in a West Korean nail salon. Details: The backstory of how the “NTSF:SD:SUV::” crew came together begins with Piper in 2003 at T.G. McDrunks where nobody claims to find Piper attractive – well, […]

Childrens Hospital Episode Recap: Season 5, Episode 10 – Blaken

by Alex Beanon October 5, 2013
Synopsis: Blake is suddenly kidnapped by mysterious thugs for no apparent reason. Could it be to boost the ratings of Owen’s new TV show or is it just a placeholder scenario until Fart Copter shows up? Details: Things are slow in Osaka at the temporary Childrens Hospital location so Owen has time to star in […]

CLIP: Tony Hale Returns as Mr. Noodman in New “Sanjay and Craig” Premiering October 5, 2013

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2013
2013 Emmy Award-winner Tony Hale Returns in New Sanjay and Craig Debuting Saturday, October 5 (10:30a.m., ET/PT) on Nickelodeon Catch recent Emmy Award-winner Tony Hale (Veep) return as Mr. Noodman in the new episode “Doom Baby/Laked Nake,” premiering Saturday, October 5 at 10:30a.m., ET/PT on Nickelodeon. In “Doom Baby,” the dudes’ decision to babysit Richard […]

CLIP: New “Ultimate Spider-Man” Halloween Special Clip, Premiering October 5, 2013

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2013
Marvel has released a third video clip from the Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween Special, a one-hour special event scheduled to premiere on October 5, 2013, at 9:00 PM (8:00 PM Central) on Disney XD. The episode features Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally, Teen Beach Movie) as Jack Russell aka Werewolf by Night; Terry Crews (The Expendables one […]

Numbers Looking Good For Animation Networks

by Alex Beanon October 4, 2013
As the Magic 8-Ball might say – all signs point to “yes!” – when deciphering the recent viewership numerals for the six major networks showing animation as either their primary programming or a sizable chunk. According to census figures, children ages 2-11 make up 39.3 million of the American population and Disney leads the way, […]

CLIP: New “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” Guest Starring Thor on October 6, 2013

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2013
Marvel Entertainment has released a new clip from Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., set to premiere on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at a special time of 7:00 PM (8:00 PM Central) on Disney XD. OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS BIG HEROES! BIG VILLAINS! AND BIGGER ADVENTURES…this week Share Your Universe with Thor as he joins the Hulks […]

CLIPS: DC Nation Premieres for October 5, 2013: “Metal Men,” “Beware the Batman,” “Teen Titans Go!”

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips, stills, and plot synopses from DC Nation premieres set to debut starting on October 5, 2013 on Cartoon Network. All times listed are Eastern/Pacific. DC NATION SHORTS “Metal Men” – “Identity Crisis” October 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM Click thumbnail to enlarge: BEWARE THE BATMAN “Instinct” October […]