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Disney Announces 2014 Theatrical Release Schedule

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2014
Disney has announced its full theatrical release schedule for 2014. Animated features include Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises in February, the sequel Planes Fire and Rescue in July, and the superhero film Big Hero 6 in November. May 30’s live-action Maleficent is also based on the villain of the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. The full […]
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Review: “A Certain Scientific Railgun” – Does This Electromagnetism Attract or Repel?

by Weathermanon December 27, 2013
Electromagnetism is a funny thing. It can attract and repel with equal power depending on how you use it. A Certain Scientific Railgun is a companion piece to A Certain Magical Index, centering on Mikoto “Zapper” Misaka, who is blessed/cursed with an incredible amount of electromagnetic power as one of the only 5th level espers […]

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Lawsuit Roundup: “Robinson Curiosite” vs. “Robinson Sucroe”, “Frozen” vs. “Frozen Land”

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2013
The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Canadian animator Claude Robinson in a copyright infringement lawsuit against animation firm Cinar over Robinson’s proposal for a cartoon character titled “Robinson Curiosite.” After submitting his proposal to a number of production companies over 20 years ago, Cinar brought the extremely similar show Robinson Sucroe to […]

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PR: VIZ Media Announces Classsic “Ranma 1/2” Anime Series on Restored Blu-ray and DVD

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2013
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDERS FOR THE CLASSIC RANMA ½ ANIME SERIES ON RESTORED BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND DVD Legendary Martial Arts-Action-Adventure-Comedy Debuts In High Definition In New 3-Disc Sets That Feature The First Season Of The Celebrated Series And An Array Of Special Bonus Features San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2013 – VIZ […]
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PR: “Justice League: War” Gets West Coast Premiere on January 30, 2014

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2013
Justice League: War, the next upcoming animated feature film from DC Animation, will be getting its West Coast premiere at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles on January 30, 2014. Currently scheduled to appear at the premiere and the subsequent panel discussion are actors Steve Blum (Darkseid) and Bruce Thomas (Desaad); Producer James […]

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Review: “Towanoquon” – A Fascinating and Successful Experiment

by macattackon December 23, 2013
Towanoquon is another entry in a increasingly popular trend in Japanese animation: take what would be a 12-13 episode anime series and turn it into six short theatrical films (45-50 minutes in length) released every month or so. The music gets a budget boost, the backgrounds get more detail, better-known voice actors are cast, and […]
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PR: Nickelodeon’s Heroes In A Half Shell Return To Battle In The UK In Season Two Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

by Grant Whiteon December 21, 2013
NICKELODEON’S HEROES IN A HALF SHELL RETURN TO BATTLE IN SEASON TWO OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Masked Vigilante Casey Jones Joins Forces with the Crime-Fighting Turtles in the Season Premiere on Saturday 11th January at 9:30am on Nicktoons London –  Friday 20th December, 2013 – Nickelodeon launches season two of the hit animated […]

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Fifth Ice Age Coming

by Alex Beanon December 20, 2013
It’s official, another ice age is coming. This time it will be coming in the form of “Ice Age 5”, the fifth installment in the popular animated movie franchise. However, the original voice cast – which included Ray Romano and Denis Leary in the signature roles – has not yet been set for the fifth […]
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Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: “Nerima Daikon Brothers” (2006)

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2013
The best thing about the anime series Nerima Daikon Brothers is that the dub track means you practically get two series for the price of one. As I mentioned when I reviewed the series back in 2009, the series is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen and that is totally not meant as […]