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Review: “Blood-C: The Last Dark” – All Apologies For A Beautiful Disaster

by macattackon May 14, 2014
WARNING: Spoilers for the original Blood-C anime series are sprinkled liberally throughout the review below. The ending of Blood-C left things in uncertainty. Only three characters with dialogue survived in the end: Saya, Fumito, and Fuka, along with a mysterious talking dog). Everyone else was gruesomely slaughtered in one of the most brutal massacres in […]

How Will Vinton Created and Lost Claymation

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2014
The Priceonomics weblog has posted a feature article on how famed stop-motion animator Will Vinton built up and then lost a major animation studio, popularizing “Claymation” as a medium for advertising, TV, and feature film before a series of unexpected events resulted in his ouster and the sale of the company to Nike co-founder Phil […]

Casey Kasem in 2003

Shaggy Voice Actor Casey Kasem Reported Missing

by Dan Collinson May 13, 2014
Fox News reports that a judge ordered an investigation on Monday on the whereabouts of former radio personality Casey Kasem after his wife’s attorney said that he left the country. The court order is the latest news in an ongoing family dispute. The man who was best known for hosting the original American Top 40 […]

The Legend Of Korra, Book 3 Imminent

by Alex Beanon May 12, 2014
There is no official announcement yet – expect that to come at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego in July 2014 – but the animation studio Studio Mir behind “The Legend of Korra” says their animation work for Book 3 is finished, and now it is all up to Nickelodeon to announce when that […]

Time Shift: Belchers Move Half Hour Later

by Alex Beanon May 12, 2014
After owning the 7pm time slot for much of the spring, Fox’s animated comedy, “Bob’s Burgers”, will be moving a half hour later in the evening to accommodate professional football. With “American Dad” moving to cable network TBS for its 11th season premiere [in July 2014] and Fox airing NFL games this autumn, a schedule […]

Bob’s Burgers – Wharf Horse Or How Bob Saves/Destroys The Town, Part One – Season 4, Episode 21

by Alex Beanon May 12, 2014
Synopsis: Bob’s landlord, Mr. Fischoeder, is trying to revive interest in the Wonder Wharf, but his scheming borderline psychotic part-owner brother, Felix, is trying to close the Wharf and build overpriced condominiums. Details: The Wonder Wharf is under siege as the owner [and Bob’s landlord], Mr. Fischoeder [Kevin Kline] is trying to save the carnival-like […]

Blood-C

Review: “Blood-C: The Complete Series” – A Superlative, Subversive Slaughter

by macattackon May 12, 2014
Blood-C is what happens when you tell Tsutomu Mizushima, the director behind randomly violent, randomly strange, randomly funny, crosses the line twice comedies like Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan and Magical Witch Punie-Chan to make an entry in the “Blood” horror franchise. Yes, much of what Blood-C turns out to be should also be credited to Jun’ichi […]

Zenkaikon 2014: The Wrap-Up

by Weathermanon May 11, 2014
So another Con reaches its inevitable end. Obviously all things must end, but it feels a little extra bitter this time. Zenkaicon 2014 was especially awesome for an immense number of reasons. Meeting new friends. Seeing old friends again. Being able to go through a Con without feeling like a chicken with it’s head cut […]

Zenkaikon 2014: The Jim Cummings Panels Report

by Weathermanon May 11, 2014
Jim Cummings, voice of an almost innumerable amount of characters over the years, did several panels this year at Zenkaikon. His first panel was a co-presentation between himself and convention personality Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer on the 20-year anniversary of the Disney Afternoon programing block and he later did a solo Q&A panel. Cummings provided […]