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Animation Abroad – Motion Pictures’ Pumpkin Reports

by Joshua Baileyon April 14, 2017
With the recent announcement of Invader ZIM‘s return as a television movie, I couldn’t help but ponder how neglected the alien invader sub-genre has been in animated programs. It’s such a fun premise: an alien invader comes to earth, infiltrates society and tries to take over the world while defending themselves from humans who saw […]

The Red Turtle

Review: “The Red Turtle” Presents a Beautiful Mystery

by slaion February 24, 2017
Among this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature is The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian collaboration with some help from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. It tells the tale of a man stranded on a deserted island, and though it would seem akin to Robinson Crusoe, the tale twists into much more along the way. The Red Turtle […]

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 […]

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, […]

Animation Abroad – Glue Studios’ Rimba Racer

by Joshua Baileyon February 7, 2017
It’s often easy for even the most avid fan of animation to overlook a great deal of what the world has to offer. We may live in the age of digital distribution, but most animated programs that are created never get the chance to be seen by audiences outside of their home countries. It is […]

Summer Camp Island

Cartoon Network Greenlights “Summer Camp Island”

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2017
Pack Your Bags for Summer Camp! Cartoon Network Greenlights 2017 Sundance Film Festival Selection Summer Camp Island Based on Original Short Created by Julia Pott Cartoon Network greenlights Summer Camp Island, a wildly imaginative animated series based on the original short created by Julia Pott (Adventure Time). Having completed a momentous run at this year’s […]
Long Way North

Review: “Long Way North” – Short Version: Terrific

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2017
Long Way North (Tout en haute du monde) is a lyrically beautiful, engrossing, old-school adventure tale that sends a cosseted young girl on a journey of personal growth in one of the most unforgiving environments on Earth. Long Way North compares very favorably with Disney’s Moana, with the two films driven by daring lead characters […]

My Life as a Zucchini

GKIDS Announces English Voice Cast for “My Life as a Zucchini”

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2016
GKIDS ANNOUNCES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI WILL FORTE, NICK OFFERMAN, ELLEN PAGE AND AMY SEDARIS LEAD CAST GOLDEN GLOBE-NOMINATED FILM TO MAKE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE New York (December 21, 2016) – GKIDS, a producer and distributor of animation for both adult and family audiences, has announced the English […]

NYCC 2016: “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir” Panel Summary

by slaion October 10, 2016
The Miraculous NYCC 2016 panel did not disappoint fans of the French-Korean-Japanese magical girl and boy series currently airing on Nicktoons. The big news is that the series has already been renewed for seasons 2 and 3 and will include many surprising revelations, including new users of the remaining 3 Miraculouses that were last seen […]