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Review: "Uncle Grandpa: Tiger Trails" DVD - One Big Dose of Benign Insanity

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Cartoon Network has been on a major creative tear in the past few years, turning out some of their best animated series since their first heyday turning out the likes of The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Johnny Bravo. The initial wave of success with Adventure Time and Regular Show led to more creative experimentation, […]

Review: "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 3" - A Swell Swan Song

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It’s hard to review the third Looney Tunes Platinum Collection release without addressing the genuine possibility that this may be the last Looney Tunes Blu-ray release for a long time. Between gradually declining sales with each volume, the market shifting away from Blu-ray to digital, and Warner Bros.’s reluctance to devote much of their budget […]

Review: "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" - Shadows Of The Successor?

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It’s time to reboot the system and the timeline. Major Motoko Kusanagi has not been forged in the fires of the Laughing Man and the Individual Eleven, but is instead a budding hacker with a debt to the government: she owes them her body, literally. Recruited to investigate a bombing, she must deal with the […]

Review: "The Devil Is A Part-Timer!" is Full-Time Fun

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The Devil is a Part-Timer! is a hard show to classify. It is not an “action” show, since there aren’t enough action sequences to make it qualify as such. It is not a drama, since there are too many comedic sequences, but it’s not a pure comedy either, as the dark backstory of the main […]

Studio Ghibli's The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Review - A Feast for Both the Eyes and Heart

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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is based on the Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The story is about a bamboo cutter named Okina who one day discovers a strange but beautiful miniature girl hidden inside the base of a glowing bamboo stalk. He takes the girl home to his wife, Ona, […]

Review: "Red Data Girl" is Shortsighted

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In the modern era, can you imagine a teenage girl blindly wandering through life without her cell phone, a Facebook page, or even an iPod? Izumiko is that girl, having lived a sheltered life at an ancient shrine hidden in the forest. More country bumpkin than city bigwig, she’s a shy wallflower in high school […]

Review: "Toy Story That Time Forgot" Short on Run Time, Long on Fun Time

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Well, it’s Christmas time in…ummm…where ever the Toy Story world is, and apparently it’s someplace that gets snow, so that means it’s time for the toys to go on an adventure. Some of them anyway, since Bonnie can only fit so many into her bag. So Woody, Buzz, Rex, Trixie, and a cat angel ornament […]

Review: "Penguins of Madagascar" - Good Work, Boys, High One!

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The Madagascar franchise is hugely successful for DreamWorks and has been for several years, so it’s no surprise it’s still going. While the original cast has starred in a fairly tightly plotted trilogy of movies, DreamWorks has had to step to the side of that story to keep the series alive in games, specials, and […]

Review: "Sailor Moon" A Moonlight Night's Dream or Nightmare?

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Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, reignited for a new fight: it’s the series called Sailor Moon. It’s been years since four-fifths of the iconic pretty guardians appeared on American shores, and while their impact on American pop culture and the animation industry left a definite impact, many fans feel that the series never had […]

Review: "Kiki's Delivery Service" Blu-ray - One of Miyazaki's Best Has Never Looked Better

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