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Oscar Nominated Shorts 2017

Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 23, 2017
This year’s animated shorts, presented in theaters and online by ShortsHD, features mostly a somber mix of animated tales with just the one exception from Pixar. There was also another R-rated short among the nominees, which again was screened last for the younger audience to leave beforehand. I’m not sure this year’s mix would entertain […]

Animation Abroad – Giggle Garage’s Origanimals

by Joshua Baileyon February 23, 2017
There are a great many preschool cartoons in existence, which is why it is important for new ones to stand out.  Origanimals, by Giggle Garage Animations in Malaysia, certainly succeeded in standing out.  Its visual style charmed me back when I first came across it last year; I adored the way that the characters and […]


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Review: “The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble” is (Overly?) Familiar Territory

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2017
My feelings about Cartoon Network’s 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls is summed up nicely by the fact that my favorite episode on the first DVD, Tiara Trouble, is “The Stayover,” a kid-friendly version of The Hangover where two of the title characters wake up after a sugar-induced bender and have to piece together the […]
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DC’s Experimental Mash-Up Unites Superheroes With Looney Tunes

by Peter Paltridgeon February 17, 2017
It wasn’t that long ago that DC announced some crazy experimental titles that used old Hanna-Barbera characters in radically different ways. Titles like Future Quest and Scooby Apocalypse got reactions of bafflement from the press (including from us) but when the actual books came out, they weren’t half bad. Mark Russell’s take on The Flintstones […]

Archer Enters Dreamland In April For Season Eight

by Alex Beanon February 17, 2017
Mark down April 5, 2017 as the night in which you enter Dreamland on FXX along with “Archer” for the Season Eight premiere. Our favorite dick – slang for detective, so not an insult! – returns to the 1930s/1940s and hits us up gangland style…

Animation Abroad – Rainbow Cat & Blue Rabbit

by Joshua Baileyon February 17, 2017
It has four seasons, a theatrical movie and a number of spin-off cartoons, yet chances are, you’ve never even heard of it. Its dramatic themes briefly got it banned in its home country of China, with scenes depicting numerous bloody wounds, on-screen deaths and even torture. 虹猫蓝兔, which translates to Rainbow Cat & Blue Rabbit, […]

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Read The First Few Pages From Dark Horse’s Korra Comic

by Peter Paltridgeon February 15, 2017
Korrasami begins here: Dark Horse has released a three-page preview of their upcoming Legend of Korra comic book. The pages were published by Entertainment Weekly this afternoon. This is perhaps the most anticipated Avatar-verse comic yet, as it reveals exactly what happened after the final scene in the series, when Korra and Asami entered the […]