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DreamWorks Animation, Studio Mir Strike TV Cartoon Coproduction Deal

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 28, 2014
DreamWorks Animation has reached a deal with the South Korean animation studio Studio Mir to produce as many as four animated series for television over the next four years, according to the Seoul-based English language newspaper The Korea Herald. Founded in 2011 by Jae Myung Yoo, an animation director for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, […]

Robotics;Notes Part Two

Review: “Robotics;Notes Part Two” – Hitting the Right Notes

by macattackon August 28, 2014
WARNING: Spoilers for the first volume of Robotics;Notes are sprinkled in this review. The problems with adapting visual novels to animation are plentiful. You need to satisfy a built-in audience who have their preferred routes in mind, along with any potentially preferred romantic partners for the lead character. You need to distill important plot elements that […]

Hello Kitty Is Actually Kitty White

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2014
Hello Kitty was created by Sanrio in Japan in 1974, not as a cat, but rather, as a little girl/cartoon character named Kitty White. According to University of Hawai’i anthropologist Christine Yano, who will curate the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles next month, Kitty White is […]

Homer Simpson Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2014
Leave it to “The Simpsons” to be the first to jump on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge bandwagon as Homer first takes the “challenge” by dumping a glass of water on his head only to have it rectified by Bart in a helicopter dumping ice water, Olaf from “Frozen”, some penguins, Santa Claus, some hockey […]

The Legend of Korra – “Venom of the Red Lotus” – Episode 39 Recap

by Neo Yion August 26, 2014
Korra is forced into the Avatar State by the Red Lotus’ poison. Now she must fight Zaheer to the end before she succumbs to its’ deadly effects. In the last episode, Zaheer achieved full enlightenment and gained the ability to fly. He successfully captured and hid Korra in a cavern. There, the Red Lotus slips […]

Netflix Renews BoJack Horseman

by Alex Beanon August 26, 2014
“BoJack Horseman” has already been awarded a renewal for another season just days into its initial season. The animated comedy voice-stars Will Arnett as a failed 1990s sitcom star trying to navigate his way through whiskey and life. Aaron Paul voice-stars as his sidekick, Todd. The second season of “BoJack Horseman” is slated to contain […]
Ari Folman The Congress

NY Times Looks at Ari Folman’s “The Congress”

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2014
The New York Times has taken a look at The Congress, the latest live-action/animated hybrid film from director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). The movie is adapted from The Futurological Congress by renowned science fiction author Stanislaw Lem, and centers on actor Robin Wright playing a version of herself, and the aftermath of a final […]

Donald Glover to Play Miles Morales Spider-Man

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2014
Actor Donald Glover is set to play Spider-Man in an upcoming episode of Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors on Disney XD. In the series, Peter Parker travels between realities in pursuit of the Green Goblin, trying to prevent the Goblin from acquiring DNA samples from alternate universe Spider-Men. Glover will voice Miles Morales, the character who […]

The Legends of Oz – Dorothy’s Return DVD Released

by Alex Beanon August 26, 2014
Roger Baum is the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum – the originator of “The Wizard of Oz” and Roger wrote books about the Land of Oz as well. The movie “The Legends of Oz – Dorothy’s Return” is based on those books and the animated musical voice-stars Lea Michele in the title role along with […]