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“Fanboy & ChumChum: Brain Freeze”: I Scream Headache

by Radical Ravenon August 26, 2011
Three episodes, “Refill Madness”, “Jingle Fever” and “Back from the Future”, focus mainly on the attempts of a secondary character (Lenny, a teen who works at the Frosty Mart) to discourage the two main characters from spending much time in his store. These are the best of the set, because they focus on how other […]

"ThunderCats": These Cats Can Dance

by Radical Ravenon July 27, 2011
I’d had no experience with the ThunderCats franchise prior to watching the premiere episode of this new show and scanning its Wikipedia entry, and yet I can’t say I didn’t go in without a bit of bias. I’m just generally cynical about remakes. Furthermore, I thought the trailer did not look promising at all. Several […]

"The Herculoids: A Violent Game of Dominoes"

by Radical Ravenon July 8, 2011
If you’ve ever played with action figures—and if you’re reading this, you probably have at some point—you’ll probably like The Herculoids. It’s been quite a while since I touched an action figure, but watching this show awoke several-year-old memories of lying on the floor and constructing immensely complex battles between good and evil. Admittedly, the […]

"Sekirei": Depth? In MY Cheesecake?

by Radical Ravenon June 8, 2011
Sekirei left me puzzling over a question that I, as a critic, never thought I’d ask myself: How many naked, anatomically impossible cartoon women does a show have to throw at me before I stop taking it seriously? And the answer, as near as I can tell, is “More than six.” Sekirei is, shamelessly, a […]

"Fanboy & Chum Chum": Better Than "Planet Sheen"

by Radical Ravenon June 2, 2011
I sat down to watch this new release of Nickelodeons show Fanboy & Chum Chum with a fair amount of trepidation. I’ve never seen a DVD with a more off-putting cover: The ugly main characters shoved at our faces at an angle, mouths agape in a horrible facsimile of genuine cartoony zaniness, and holding homogenous […]

"The Looney Tunes Show": Who Is Responsible for This Outrage?!

by Radical Ravenon May 3, 2011
The Looney Tunes Show is an incredible disappointment, a veritable slap in the face to everyone who has watched, studied, and loved the original Looney Tunes. It left me wanting to stand up and demand to know who is responsible for this outrage (a la a certain duck). I feel like sending copies of the […]

"Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies": A Japanese Classic (Emphasis on "Japanese")

by Radical Ravenon April 13, 2011
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies is a fun little picture that doesn’t quite do its source material justice. It has the handicap of being part adaptation and part original material: the movie follows the basic plot of the Dragon Ball comic—Goku and Co. go on a quest to find the seven Dragon Balls—but […]

"Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare": It’ll Doo

by Radical Ravenon March 15, 2011
Canada’s Teletoon will broadcast Scooby Doo! Camp Scare on Tuesday, March 15, at 6:30pm ET/PT. To mark this broadcast, we republish here toonzone’s review of the DVD release. Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare is the best Scooby-Doo DTV I’ve seen in a while. It perfectly captures everything that made the TV show work, while still having a […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" Part 3: Originality Costs an Arm and a Leg

by Radical Ravenon March 10, 2011
Before I even begin, let’s have a quick recap. When I reviewed part one of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I called it a promising show that was badly hurt by the way it rushed through scenes that had already been done in the first Fullmetal Alchemist . I said that despite this poor pacing it was […]