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"Adventure Time with Finn & Jake" Premieres on April 5, 2010

Cartoon Network has announced that Adventure Time with Finn & Jake will get its premiere on Monday, April 5, 2010, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The show centers on the two unlikely heroes of the title, traveling the mystical land of Ooo lending assistance to an array of bizarre characters. The series was created by Pendleton […]

"Starting Point: 1979-1996": A Look at the Unconventional Thinking of Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki Week: Why "Princess Mononoke" is Not an Environmentalist Fable

One common criticism I’ve seen of Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke is that it’s “environmentalist,” which is usually used to mean the sort of preachy, treacly, Earth First screed where people are Bad and nature is Good, end of story. Really, I have to wonder if we’re watching the same movie. While there is a healthy […]

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor to Guest Star on "Phineas & Ferb" on March 8, 2010

Disney XD has announced that Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor will guest star in a new episode of Phineas and Ferb slated to premiere on Disney XD on March 8, 2010, with a re-broadcast on March 12, 2010, on the Disney Channel. The husband-and-wife duo, who are parents to Phineas and Ferb fans, will play […]

LA Times on Turning "Dante's Inferno" from Epic Poem to Video Game and DTV Movie

The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Dante’s Inferno, the new video game and direct-to-video animated movie, both of which are based on the classic epic poem by Dante Alighieri (free registration required). The article covers the departures from the source material, the anthology approach to the film, and the connections between the […]

Miyazaki Week: "My Neighbor Totoro" as a Reverse Coming-of-Age Story

The coming of age story is a common plot in cinema, and in the works of Hayao Miyazaki in particular. The coming of age can be literal, as in Kiki’s Delivery Service, where the plot revolves around the title character reaching the age when she must strike out into the world and find her own […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Curious George"

"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths": One Plus One Equals Two-and-a-Half

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is a nifty little gem of a movie, an unpretentious but thoroughly entertaining story that, probably, would have more appropriately been titled Justice League: When Archetypes Collide. It takes the old sci-fi trope about parallel worlds populated by moral mirror-images, and— Well, it doesn’t really do anything new or […]

Cool Stuff: A la lumière du Vent

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I think I might be a very simple-minded person, for a couple of reasons. The first being the part of this short’s description which piqued my interest.  This short film is called, A la lumière du Vent and for the duration of it, we take part in experiencing the daily routine of a man living in […]

Bruce Timm Talks "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths," Plus New Video Clip

Warner Home Video has released a new press release interview with Bruce Timm, executive producer of the new direct-to-video animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. In addition, the following 96-second video clip has been released of the movie, following an aerial encounter between the Justice League and several members of the Crime Syndicate […]

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