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Pig Goat Banana Cricket

Review: "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" - Profoundly, Terrifically Bizarre

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2015
Nickelodeon’s Pig Goat Banana Cricket is one seriously messed up show. I think I love it. Pig Goat Banana Cricket is co-created by Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan. Mr. Cooper worked on Futurama, while Mr. Ryan has worked for MAD Magazine, but both also have other comix credits that follow fully in the very adult […]
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Review: "Minions" Needs Less Story, More Stupid

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2015
The Minions were a favorite element in the Despicable Me movies, so it was only a matter of time before they got their own feature film. The good news about Minions is that the trio of them that anchor the movie are as adorable, idiotic, and hilarious as ever. The kids who will undoubtedly flock […]

Freezing Vibration

Review: "Freezing Vibration" Leaves the Viewer Cold

by macattackon July 10, 2015
The Freezing franchise makes itself clear what kind of show it is from the moment you look at the box art on the DVD/Blu-ray cover. It’s undoubtedly another “buxom women fighting each other” series, and the show heaps on panty shots, strategically torn clothing (possibly outdoing the infamous Ikki Tousen franchise in that department), and […]
GKids Acquires Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There"

Review: "When Marnie Was There" - Is All That We See or Seem...

by slaion July 8, 2015
Alas, it was very bittersweet watching When Marnie Was There, knowing that it might be the last film Studio Ghibli will ever produce. Supposedly, Studio Ghibli is just taking a short hiatus after finishing this film, but many think it might be their last. One can only hope it’s not, since it would be a […]

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Review: "Kill la Kill Volume 3 Blu-ray (UK Edition)" - Puts Its Glad Rags On

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2015
The second volume of Kill la Kill ended with various big reveals. Satsuki was not the villain she appeared to be, her mother was plotting to offer humanity to alien life that was the genesis of clothing on Earth, and (perhaps most shocking of all) Ryuko was related to both of them: the long lost […]
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Review: "Shirobako" - How Anime, Friendships and Careers Are Made

by KarlOlsonon July 3, 2015
Anime and manga production as the topic of anime and manga is nothing new. However, it’s often an excuse to be meta in the context of a broader work, whether that’s members of the Genshiken sweating over a doujinshi right before before Comiket, or the titular character of Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun gradually roping all of […]

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Review: "The Wings of Honneamise Blu-ray/DVD Combi (UK Edition)": There's A Starman Waiting In The Sky

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is one of those anime titles that is always spoken of with respectful awe. The film is one of the earliest works of Gainax and co-produced by Bandai Visual, who would adopt the Honneamise name for the ill-fated BVUS venture. It focuses on the Kingdom of Honneamise on […]
DreamWorks Dragons Race to the Edge

Review: "DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge" Races to a New Frontier

by Todd DuBoison June 26, 2015
Now an exclusive on Netflix after two seasons of broadcasting on Cartoon Network, the third season of DreamWorks Dragons (subtitled Race to the Edge) continues the series’ commitment to bridging the gap between How To Train Your Dragon and How To Train Your Dragon 2 in the wake of the second film’s release. To its […]

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Review: Amazon Pilots "Knickerbock Teetertop," "Lost in Oz," "Lily the Unicorn," & "Bear in Underwear"

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2015
Amazon Studios debuts six new kids pilots, four of them animated and all of them delightful in their own distinct ways (and, while they won’t get full reviews here, both live-action pilots are pretty good, too). The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop is a pre-school series that sits in the space between reality and fantasy familiar […]
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Review: "Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal" - The Empire Strikes Back

by Grant Whiteon June 19, 2015
My review of the series premiere of Star Wars Rebels, Disney’s first major Star Wars production since purchasing Lucasfilm, was generally positive but with misgivings. I was hopeful the show would eventually strike the same tone as its older sibling Star Wars: The Clone Wars, especially as it was being created by effectively the same […]