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Review: Does “Bakemonogatari” Deserve Your Time (and Money) Investment?

by Chad Boninon March 5, 2014
Possessed by a sexually-charged cat demon. Painfully wrapped by an invisible snake. Slowly turning into a rampaging gorilla. These are just a few of the supernatural elements that Araragi must face off against to keep sanity in the city and his school. Why him? Beyond all these afflictions happening to people he interacts with, he’s […]
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Archer Vice – Baby Shower – Season 5, Episode 6

by Alex Beanon March 4, 2014
Synopsis: The Cherlene Tour takes a break to perform a “Danger Zone” duet with Kenny Loggins [but not Messina] and Lana is the lucky recipient of a baby shower thrown by her friends and colleagues. Details: The episode opens with Cherlene/Cheryl/Carol practicing her music in historic Tunt Manor with Woodhouse on the drums and Archer […]

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PR: Disney’s “Frozen” Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2014
DISNEY’S “FROZEN” CROSSES $1 BILLION WORLDWIDE Winner of Two Academy Awards® Is Now Second Highest Grossing Animated Film Ever BURBANK, Calif. – March 3, 2014 – On the same day it won two Academy Awards® including Best Animated Feature, “Frozen,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd feature film, crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. […]

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Review: “The Wind Rises” – Miyazaki’s Solemn Tribute to Invention

by Todd DuBoison March 3, 2014
Reasonable people can disagree about whether Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from directing feature films will stick, but I think it is impossible to walk away from The Wind Rises without a lasting impression that it was created and directed as though it were this auteur’s final project. This film of exquisite beauty is ostensibly a biopic […]
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Liveblogging Animation at the 2014 Oscars

by Todd DuBoison March 2, 2014
The award ceremony for the 86th annual Academy Awards has begun, and a liveblog for all things animation-related will be happening right here. As always the academy will be offering golden statues for the best animated film of 2013, as well as the best animated short. Let’s review our nominees below. Best Animated Feature Film […]


Madhouse CEO Speaks Out On “Ninja Scroll” Sequel

by Todd DuBoison February 28, 2014
The official website of the Japanese animation studio Madhouse has posted an English statement from CEO Hiroyuki Okada about the status of a planned sequel for its 1993 action film Ninja Scroll that first came to light in 2012. In the statement Okada reveals that Ninja Scroll director, screenwriter and character designer Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Lensman, Wicked City, Demon […]
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Review: “Khumba” Blu-ray – Half a Zebra, 4/5ths Satisfying

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2014
Triggerfish Studios’ first film, Adventures in Zambezia, was a pleasant surprise. While it didn’t really break new ground in terms of its story, the movie was still exciting because it showed great potential for a newcomer to the feature animation scene and demonstrated tremendous technical skill for a surprisingly small amount of money. Unfortunately, it […]