"Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog" is a 2021 direct-to-video crossover film between Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Outside the predictability and hit-and-miss humor, this crossover is an enjoyable and faithful experience to both respective franchises.
The retrospective continues with one of my all-time favorites, "Ed, Edd n Eddy" created by Danny Antonucci. This was the longest-running original series with non-stop humor, unique animation, likable and entertaining characters, and a legacy that stands out among other shows at that time.
The retrospective continues with one of the network's most successful franchise, "The Powerpuff Girls," created by Craig McCracken. Though the series went through franchise fatigue, the original remains engaging, creative, and action-packed with a wide cast of characters both good and evil.
Joann Sfar's "Little Vampire" is an animated adventure revolving around love, discovering a new best friend, and what makes life worthwhile even when you're already dead. It's gorgeously animated with fantastic humor, wonderful characters, and a story that's better than it has any right to be.
The retrospective continues with "Cow & Chicken" and "I Am Weasel" created by David Feiss. Though strange and surreal, both of these shows stand out for their off-the-wall humor, characters, and voice acting. Sure, "I Am Weasel" didn't last long as its own show, but "Cow & Chicken" prevailed.
Beautifully animated with a deep, meaningful message that should resonate with just about anyone that was raised by a single parent, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is a touching, funny, and often times gut wrenching journey that needs to be seen.
Yuki Nagato is the most overpowered character in anime. Yes, more powerful than Goku. More powerful than Saitama. Maybe even more powerful than Shaggy (forgive me Lord Shaggy). Here I set out my defense of Nagato's power.
"PAW Patrol: The Movie" is an animated movie based on the television series by Keith Chapman. Though basic and aimed at younger audiences, this film can be enjoyed by both young and old viewers alike, thanks to a thrilling story, impressive animation, and a few surprises along the way.
Gundam is famous for its giant robots and larger themes of war. However, no series goes as in-depth into it as "Iron-Blooded Orphan" from 2015. I just recently discovered this series and I am both surprised and not surprised how I've never heard of this show till now.
"The Loud House Movie" is an animated musical comedy based on The Loud House created by Chris Savino. Despite the predictable plot and television-quality animation, there's a noble amount of effort both visually and musically for families and fans to enjoy.
The 30th anniversary continues with “Johnny Bravo” created by Van Partible. Though the show went through some changes back and forth, the characters, memorable episodes, and humor still hold up tremendously. It helped launch careers for new animators and featured overlooked historic moments.
The film industry was dismissive of Walt Disney's attempts to produce a feature-length animated film, dubbing it "Disney's Folly". Benjamin Cox thinks they may have regretted those words after seeing the finished product.
Starting the retrospective line-up is the network's first original and my personal favorite show, “Dexter's Laboratory.” The first half of the series was highly inventive, funny, and memorable. The second half went experimental under a new direction with mixed results. Nonetheless, it holds up well.
Part of this year's Fantasia International Film Festival, Hayop Ka! is making the festival circuit in the US this year while debuting on Netflix overseas last year. You've never seen an animated film quite like this with a different animation style and loaded with sexual themes.
The end of the popular series "Attack on Titan" has been controversial. But it doesn't stop me from pondering the doomed relationship of its two main protagonists, Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackermen, with its depth and tragedy.
The article explains the top ten anime characters who cannot be redeemed, not matter how many love-pillows their writers/fans have of them. Oh... and a SPOILER WARNING is effect for anyone who hasn't seen these anime. I repeat, a SPOILER WARNING is in effect.
Although they are separated by 26 years and two different animation teams, the Sailor Moon SuperS and Eternal films have plenty in common.
"Luca" is a 2021 Pixar coming-of-age fantasy film directed by Enrico Casarosa. At first glance, the story sounds derivative. But, in Pixar's hands, it is executed with vibrant animation, thought-provoking theming of childhood and friendship, and a cast of memorable characters with a sense of wonder.
Primal is Genndy Tartakovsky's prehistoric bloodbath of an animated series, but it also has a ton of heart and patient and deliberate storytelling. Yes, this is the series where a caveman rides a Tyrannosaurus. And yes, it's as brilliant and awesome as it sounds.
"Spirit Untamed" is a 2021 DreamWorks animated adventure spin-off based on both "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)" and Netflix series "Spirit: Riding Free." While the animation and heart are in the right place, the movie is average for kids at best, but forgetful at worst for everyone else.
"An Extremely Goofy Movie" is a 2000 direct-to-video sequel to the 1995 film "A Goofy Movie." At first, the movie has noticeable downgrades with heavy emphasis on extreme sports. After a while, it still maintains both the emotional and humorous charm of the first film and Goofy himself.
"A Goofy Movie" is a 1995 animated comedy film based on the Disney Afternoon television series "Goof Troop." Though the story is basic & cliched, the movie became a cult classic as a humble continuation of the series full of hip humor and heart that carries on the classic Disney character's legacy.
"Shrek" is a 2001 animated comedy loosely based on the children's book of the same name by William Steig. While the plot may sound predictable, the rest of the movie is a beloved classic with satires of Disney and fairy tales, innovative animation, unexpected laughs, and memorable characters.
"Arlo the Alligator Boy" is a film with incredible animation, humor that caters to both kids and adults, and music you'll be craving long after it's over.
Shirou Emiya made his choice and gave up being a Hero of Justice to be a hero for Sakura Matou, but as he continues his quest to rescue Sakura, his use of Archer's arm is destroying his mind and body. Will he be able to save Sakura? Is this movie worth your time and money? Let's find out!
The Yeager brothers face different challenges as they disrupt the current order amidst a coming invasion. Levi, Mikasa, and Armin are confronted with the meaning of their struggles as more details of their journeys are recontextualized by their encounters with the hated "devils".
Batman continues working with Detective Ellen Yin to take down Gotham's criminals as the Riddler appears, along with new villains like Killer Croc and Ragdoll. Chief Rojas tries to capture him as Jim Gordon arrives to lead the G.C.P.D. Is this cartoon worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Following Gabi and Falco's journey in "Deceiver", we look at the cycle of violence as characters confront the devils within them and the dark truth that humanity is lost and caught in the storm of fear and hatred.
Attack on Titan's main protagonist is now becoming the antagonist. Many people are saying that Eren Yeager's character is regressing back into his angry, younger self. However, I'm not so sure.