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"Darkwing Duck Vol. 1": Let’s Get Nostalgic!

by SB20xxon October 12, 2006
Let’s face it, much like many other cartoons from the late ’80s and early ’90s released on DVD, for many folks the main reason to watch them is nostalgia. If you really examine many of those shows with a critical eye, the faults become easily evident. While Darkwing Duck does hold up better than most […]

"The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition: Grand Release of an Almost Magical Film

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2006
Confession time: I have never been a huge fan of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and was never really able to articulate why. It could be that I’m just not in the target demographic for the film, or because I missed it in theatres and first saw it on pan-and-scan VHS on a tiny screen surrounded […]

"Open Season": I’ve Got it in the Crosshairs

by SB20xxon October 2, 2006
Boog the grizzly bear has led a cushy life. His master, Park Ranger Beth, uses him for quick shows to amuse the tourists and lets him sleep in her garage, where she pampers him. She even sings him to sleep, using the Teddy Bear Picnic song. Then things go haywire when Elliot, a deer with […]

"Ninja Nonsense Vol. 2": A Typhoon of Insanity

by SB20xxon September 27, 2006
Get ready for more silly, erm, nonsense, as Shinobu and Kaede have more fun together and Onsokumaru and his gang of ninjas keep trying to get a peek at them naked. OK, so that’s a simplification of a- actually, that’s pretty accurate. But read on; the premise is better than it sounds. As with volume […]

"12 Oz. Mouse": I Don’t Get It

by SB20xxon September 22, 2006
12 Oz. Mouse is what is called in the industry, a “critic proof” show. Flaunting the typical conventions of what you’d see on television, it (nor its creators, I imagine) doesn’t care if people like it or not; its goal is to be supremely weird and surreal, from its unorthodox artwork to its almost absurdist […]

"Everyone’s Hero" Strikes Out

by on September 20, 2006
This movie is a trap for any noble respondant who wishes to honestly critique it. It comes to us loaded. Yes, the Reeve factor. No matter how much I feel justified in all my forthcoming comments, I still feel like a bully. Fact is, the only solution is to shove it aside. Folks, I’m not […]

"Fantastic Four: Trial By Fire": Not Fantastic, But Not That Shabby

by on September 7, 2006
The ability to bend under pressure. Tough skin. Forceful. Prone to flaming outbursts. These qualities, if all wrapped up in one person, would be quite a unique individual. Yet, when you spread these out over four individuals, you get something… Fantastic. The Fantastic Four return to Toonami in an all new series, but being the […]

"Yin Yang Yo!" Makes A Promising First Impression

by on September 3, 2006
Yin and Yang, rabbit siblings, join the dying practice of Woo Foo, as taught by their Master Yo, to take on the evil forces around them. Oh, yes, on September 4th, Jetix will bring us the next word in the long line of furry animal martial-arts comedies. I know, I make it sound like you […]

"The Tick vs. Season One": Mighty DVD Justice!

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2006
In 1994, Ben Edlund teamed up with Fox Kids to bring The Tick to Saturday morning kid’s animation. Based on his comic book of the same name, The Tick focused on a 7-foot-tall, 300-pound, nigh-invulnerable, and endearingly dense arachnid superhero who fought crime. Along for the ride was his sidekick, Arthur, whose moth suit enabled […]

"Papuwa Vol. 1": Get Me Off This Island

by SB20xxon August 27, 2006
I’m not quite sure why Papuwa was brought over here. As far as I know, it didn’t have an overwhelming demand from the fansub community, nor was it particularly well-known. While I’m all for more obscure titles being brought over here, as it allows America to catch more than the “mainstream” anime titles, ADV really […]