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Review: “Toy Story that Time Forgot” Blu-ray Presents Another Variation on a Theme

by Ed Liuon November 4, 2015
Toy Story that Time Forgot is the second (and, for the foreseeable future, last) TV special that spun out of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, and is ostensibly their contribution to the array of Christmas cartoons that can fill airtime close to the end of the year. However, its ties to the holiday are tenuous at […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Sunrise/Anime Limited Gundam UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2015
Held in the lavish Plantinum Suite of the ExCel, the Gundam panel was overseen by Sunrise International Sales representative Eri Suzuki, Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge and interpreter Bethan Jones translating Eri’s comments. Eri began by briefly introducing herself and Sunrise, explaining the studio was founded in 1972 and that its work is primarily focussed […]

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Review: “Aladdin” Diamond Edition – Rawk! Polly Wants This Blu-ray!

by SB20xxon October 20, 2015
Aladdin was another successful part of Disney’s “renaissance:” the period that started during the late ’80s with The Little Mermaid that revitalized interest in the Disney brand, thanks to a renewed interest in quality storytelling, Broadway-worthy musical numbers, and state-of-the-art visuals. Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast were both top notch films, but Aladdin, in […]
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Review: “Sword Art Online II – Volume One Collector’s Edition (UK Edition)”: Bringing A Sword To A Gun Fight?

by Grant Whiteon October 19, 2015
As I said the last time I reviewed a show inspired by MMORPGs, the genre has never really been my thing. I have my creative outlets which includes writing (though my poor editor may feel differently) but I’ve got enough commitments and drama in my real life to carve out a second one. That said, […]

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Review: “009 Re:Cyborg (UK Edition)”: A Re:Boot That Needs Re:Considering

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2015
Fans of Japanese pop culture will likely be familiar with Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the key architects of the framework for many long running superhero works such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. One of his only slightly less well known works is Cyborg 009. Sharing themes with Kamen Rider, the story focuses on nine […]
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Review “Gotham” Season 1 Blu-ray – Rotten, but Not Where It Should Be

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2015
I find precious little of value in the first season of Gotham, now available in a complete season Blu-ray set. The visual design of the show is terrific; many in the ensemble and guest-starring cast turn in impressive performances; some of the episodes make for gripping, entertaining television; and… …and I’m already out of nice […]

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

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2015
Star Wars fans disillusioned with 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 evidence supporting this theory is Star Wars Rebels, the first […]
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Review: “Space Dandy Season 2 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Make Room For Seconds, Baby

by Grant Whiteon August 25, 2015
Space Dandy, as the opening to nearly every episode informs us, is a dandy guy in space. In many ways, that’s about all you need to know going into the show even as it begins its second season, though there are of course wider details. Dandy resides in a familiar anime vision of the future […]

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Review: “Adventure Time” Season 5 Grows Up And Stays Fun

by Todd DuBoison July 31, 2015
Adventure Time has never been a show afraid to push its limits, and season 5 is arguably where Cartoon Network’s landmark series experiments with narratives the most. The substantial 52-episode season more takes more opportunities than ever before to wade into serious territory and explore the background of its characters and its world, while our central […]
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Review: “Justice League: Gods and Monsters” – Mostly Harmless

by Ed Liuon July 27, 2015
Take one part Alan Davis’ Justice League: The Nail, one part Doug Moench and Kelley Jones’ Batman: Red Rain, one part Jack Kirby’s The New Gods; add a dash of Watchmen murder mystery, shake well with a twist of lemon, and you’ll get something like Justice League: Gods and Monsters. The latest direct-to-video movie from […]