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"The Legend of Korra" Clips from May 5, 2012, Premiere Episode "The Spirit of Competition"

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2012
Nickelodeon has released the following two video clips and information about “The Spirit of Competition,” the next new episode of The Legend of Korra set to premiere on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 11:00 AM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon: PRESS SYNOPSIS: From the creators and executive producers of hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend […]

Kidvid Roundup: "Yo Gabba Gabba!" Super Spies & There's a Party in My City!; and "Bubble Guppies"

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2012
Super Spies is the latest Yo Gabba Gabba! DVD, putting out four more episodes of the candy-colored kids show for home video consumption. An as-yet unaired season 4 episode gives the DVD its title and guest stars Jason Bateman as a bad super spy who steals the Gabbaland friends’ balloon art for his own (not-really-so) […]

"Motorcity": Turbocharged Series Redlines the Awesometer

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2012
Motorcity is the kind of show you’d get if Genndy Tartakovsky did a more teen-friendly take on Mad Max in a world that’s equal parts Blade Runner and 2001. It’s one of the most exhilarating new cartoons I’ve seen in quite some time, both for its fascinating visual style and for its near-boundless energy. Perhaps […]
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The Legend of Korra - "The Voice in the Night" Episode 4 Recap

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2012
Episode 1 of The Legend of Korra established the ground rules for the new series, episode 2 established the Tenzin/Korra relationship and the pro-bending subplot, and episode 3 established the Equalists as the antagonists. Episode 4, “The Voice in the Night,” looks like it’s establishing more background characters and deepening the Equalist plot, but I […]

PR: "JEM and the Holograms" Season 3 DVD Set Coming July 10, 2012

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2012
It’s the Truly Outrageous Final Season! JEM and The Holograms: Season Three DVD Set HITS STORE SHELVES EVERYWHERE JULY 10, 2012 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY On July 10, 2012, the beloved classic animated series JEM and The Holograms returns for its third and final season when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, present JEM and […]

PR: "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Series 2, Season 2" Coming to DVD on July 10, 2012

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2012
the complete second and final season from the 1991 G.I. JOE animated series will arrive on home entertainment shelves for the first time G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO SERIES 2, SEASON 2 Featuring All 20 Action-Packed Episodes in a Collectible 3-DVD Set OWN IT ON DVD JULY 10, 2012 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY On July […]

"Super Hero Squad Show" Season 2 Vol 3: How the Squaddies Got Their Groove Back

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2012
With the third DVD of The Super Hero Squad Show Season 2, the Thanos plot of “The Infinity Gauntlet” story seems to come to an end, subbing in a surprising replacement for the season’s big bad guy. The previous DVD left a much less positive aftertaste than earlier volumes of the show, mostly because it […]
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The Legend of Korra - "The Revelation" Episode 3 Recap

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2012
An early morning training session with Mako and Bolin teaches Korra about the hardships of the brothers’ lives, and presents the Fire Ferrets with a new problem: a 30,000 yuan entry fee for the pro-bending playoffs. Bolin’s attempt to earn the money legitimately ends prematurely when he encounters an old acquaintance from the Triple Threat […]

"My Little Pony FIM": "A Canterlot Wedding" Isn't Quite a Match Made in Heaven

by Maxie Zeuson April 20, 2012
Suffice it to say that, for various reasons not relevant to a critical notice, I don’t get to watch American cartoons except when they get shipped to me for review. So, my only background to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic‘s “A Canterlot Wedding” (my goodness, that’s a lot of words to use when identifying […]

"Beware the Batman" Teaser Reel Released

by Ed Liuon April 19, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following video teaser for Beware the Batman, the new CGI animated Batman TV series coming to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block: OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously […]