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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 […]

Review: “April and the Extraordinary World” Blu-ray – Spectacular Steampunk Sci-Fi

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2016
April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué in the original French)is an absolute delight of a film: a beautifully animated steampunk science fiction adventure that draws on a deep well of visual inventiveness and a near-infinite capacity to surprise and delight. This French film is another international import from GKIDS and just […]

Boy and the World

Review: “Boy and the World” – A Beauty from Brazil

by slaion August 10, 2016
Boy and the World is one of Brazil’s first animated features, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature earlier this year. It showcases the world through the eyes and drawings of a child. We start out in the rainforest jungle, seen through the boy’s eyes at first, which is depicted with simplistic forms, shapes, and an […]
Bottersnikes and Gumbles

“Bottersnikes & Gumbles” to Debut on Netflix Worldwide on August 16, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2016
New CGI Animated Children’s Series Bottersnikes & Gumbles Set to Debut Across International Territories August 16, 2016 New York, July 19, 2016 – Bottersnikes & Gumbles, a new award-winning CGI animated series, is set to make its debut across international territories August 16 on Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV service. 26 episodes will premiere […]

Quackerz

Review: “Quackerz” Lays an Egg

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2016
One of my fundamental precepts of comedy is that ducks are funny, but Quackerz is an animated feature film that is intent on challenging that idea. This Russian import, now available on American shores via Shout! Factory, is a chaotic and messy affair that baffles more than it amuses, and sometimes came close to offending […]