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Review: "Transformers: Robots in Disguise": Plight Of The Bumblebee

Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Back in 2010 I reviewed the premiere episodes of Transformers: Prime, Hasbro’s then latest entry in the franchise and a focal point of the ‘Aligned continuity’ that would attempt to focus on a specially constructed long term universe. I gave the premiere a favourable review and when the show drew to a close after three […]

Review: "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" Has a Lot of Spark

Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Transformers: Robots in Disguise is an interesting transition from Transformers Prime. While each Transformers show seems to reinvent the franchise, Robots in Disguise has the honor of being a direct sequel to Prime. While the latter was an epic space opera, Robots in Disguise excludes the melodrama in favor of peppy, feel-good fun. Those who expect […]

Review: "The Anime Encyclopedia Third Edition"

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Many animation-related books exist, but the newly released third edition of The Anime Encyclopedia is an example of tremendous ambition successfully realized by British authors Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements. Within its pages lies an account of the totality of modern Japanese animation, ranging from its infancy in the 20th century all the way to […]

Estelle Debuts Song "Stronger Than You" on "Steven Universe"

Steven Universe Marble Madness

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Premiere "Battle for New York" Available Now via Nick.com and Nick App

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle for New York

NICKELODEON PRE-RELEASES A SPECIAL HOUR-LONG PREMIERE OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES EXCLUSIVELY ON NICK.COM AND THE NICK APP Now through March 15, Turtle fans can watch the special one-hour premiere Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Battle for New York” exclusively on Nick.com and the Nick App ahead of its on-air debut Sunday, March 15, at 11:00 […]

BBC Planning CGI Remake of "Watership Down"

Watership Down

RadioTimes reports that the BBC is planning a TV series remake of Richard Adams’ Watership Down, using CGI animation to tell the tale of rabbit survival in the British countryside. The original novel was adapted into a 1978 animated film directed by Martin Rosen and featuring the voices of John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliot, […]

"Uncle Grandpa: Good Mornin'" DVD Coming April 7, 2015

Uncle Grandpa Moustache Cream

Everyone’s favorite uncle and grandpa is back on DVD—and this time, he’s spreading his catch phrase around in the all-new Cartoon Network DVD, Uncle Grandpa: Good Mornin’! Uncle Grandpa and his extraordinary friends Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, Belly Bag & Giant Realistic Flying Tiger bring magic and happiness everywhere they pop up… and you never […]

Sam Simon, "Simpsons" Co-Creator, 1955 - 2015

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The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Sam Simon, former writer and producer of The Simpsons, passed away on Sunday after a bout with colon cancer. He was 59. Mr. Simon, along with creator Matt Groening and producer James L. Brooks, helped turn the show into the longest running show on television. He won 9 Emmys for his […]

Gordon Kent, R.I.P.

Gordon Kent

Several websites are marking the passing of longtime animation industry veteran Gordon Kent on Thursday, March 5, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. Mr. Kent began working in animation immediately after college on CBS Storybreak. In his long career in the industry, he worked as a writer, producer, director, storyboard artist, animation timing director, […]

UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce April Highlights

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April is the month of Easter and the Cartoon Network family of channels have some eggs-cellent programming. Certainly better than my terrible yolks. New episodes of Uncle Grandpa (30th March-3rd April), Clarence (6th-10th April) and Steven Universe (13th-17th April) will air on Easter holiday weekend mornings, running at 8am, 8:15am and 8:30am respectively. At 6pm […]

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