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Rimba Racer – Season Two, Episode Two Review: “Right On Time”

by Joshua Baileyon May 26, 2018
I’ve always loved clock levels in video games. Tick Tock Clock, in Super Mario 64, was one of the best levels in the game. With its spinning gears and swinging pendulums, the level’s moving parts made for a challenging platforming experience. It’s rarer to find cartoons that make use of the setting, but clock towers […]

Rimba Racer – Season Two, Episode One Review: “Back In The Game”

by Joshua Baileyon May 12, 2018
The first season of Glue Studios’ Rimba Racer stunned me by how well written it was.  I went into it expecting a fairly straight-forward racing cartoon but quickly found it to be so much more.  Its narrative weaved through many twists and turns, taking the show in unexpected directions and leading up to a season finale […]

Zip Zip Makes Its Way To YouTube

by Joshua Baileyon May 8, 2018
After revamping their YouTube channels, GO-N Productions is currently uploading English episodes of Zip Zip every Friday.  The animated series is about four wild animals who decide life in the wilderness is too difficult, so they disguise themselves as domestic animals and move into the city.  Production on season two is currently underway.

Animation Abroad – BES Animation’s Kitty Is Not A Cat

by Joshua Baileyon April 10, 2018
In 2009, The Amazing World Of Gumball was first announced. I fell in love with the show right away and I followed its development as closely as I could, regularly doing numerous searches online for any scrap of information about it. When it premiered in 2011, I was not disappointed, and the show went on […]

Animation Abroad – Recap & Follow Ups

by Joshua Baileyon November 14, 2017
I’ve had the privilege to write about a number of fascinating foreign cartoons this year. These animated programs, from small but talented studios around the world, deserve to be recognized for what they are bringing to the industry. I have been following them for quite some time, and with news on multiple fronts, I felt […]

Animation Abroad – DreamEast Pictures’ Valt The Wonder Deer

by Joshua Baileyon August 14, 2017
I’ve written about several Chinese animated programs in these articles, but DreamEast Pictures’ Valt The Wonder Deer stood out to me because it was largely made in the United States. The studio, founded in 2014 by SkyOcean Group, was dedicated to creating content for a worldwide audience and to help facilitate an understanding of Chinese […]

Animation Abroad – Dazzling Star’s Beijing Opera Cats

by Joshua Baileyon May 17, 2017
The Chinese animation industry has been growing rapidly in the past decade, with a number of quality animated movies and television programs being released each year. One show that I’ve had my eye on for a while now is Beijing Opera Cats, which premiered in 2015 and was created by Dazzling Star Animation. I first […]

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 […]

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, […]