Review: Over the Moon for the “Over the Garden Wall” DVD

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2015
Dreams and the utterances of children share a strange sort of logic that’s just outside the average adults’ understanding. It’s clear that there is purpose behind the events of a dream or the babbling of a child, but we’re often hopelessly lost trying to figure out what that purpose is. This pre-conscious sensibility is incredibly […]

CLIP: The Future of Hand-Drawn Animation in the Making of Glen Keane's "Duet"

Glen Keane to be Featured Speaker at “Future of StoryTelling” Conference on October 7-8, 2015.

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2015
The Future of StoryTelling Conference will be held in New York City on October 7-8, 2015, an invitation-only summit that gathers leaders in communications, media, entertainment, and advertising to explore the evolution of storytelling from all angles: creative, technology, critical, formal and financial. One of the featured speakers will be animator Glen Keane, who will […]


Nickelodeon Debuts “Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” on December 6, 2015

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2015
NICKELODEON DEBUTS MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, BRAND-NEW CGI-ANIMATED ACTION SERIES, SUNDAY, DEC. 6 Half-Hour Series Follows the Adventures of Two Superheroes Brought Together to Save the World Combining action-packed adventure with superhero elements, Nickelodeon will premiere the 3D, CGI-animated sitcom Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Sunday, Dec. 6, at 12:00 […]
Star Wars Rebels Out of Darkness

Review: “Star Wars Rebels” Season One Blu-ray – Return of the Force

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2015
Star Wars fans disillusioned with the property in the wake of the prequel movies and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show can take some solace in hard economic fact: Disney didn’t pay more than $4 billion to Lucasfilm to leave it on a shelf or screw it up. Exhibit A in the anecdotal […]

Regular Show: The Movie

Review: “Regular Show: The Movie” – Just Another Day in the Park

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2015
I had some doubts whether Cartoon Network’s Regular Show could successfully make the leap to a movie with a running time almost six times longer than their usual 11-minute episodes. Thankfully, while the pacing may be different and the scale is a lot bigger, Regular Show: The Movie ends up a whole lot like a […]

Me and My Moulton Oscar Shorts

National Film Board of Canada Animator Torill Kove Receives Norway’s Top Arts Prize

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2015
NFB animator Torill Kove receives Norway’s top arts prize On September 3, Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animator Torill Kove receives the top cultural prize in her native Norway, as she accepts the Anders Jahre Prize for the Arts at a ceremony in Oslo. Torill’s 2006 short film, “The Danish Poet” (NFB/Mikrofilm AS), […]