Animation

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"Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog": A Nostalgic, Supernatural and Fun Crossover

"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.

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30 Years of Cartoon Network: "Ed, Edd n Eddy"

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.

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30 Years of Cartoon Network: "The Powerpuff Girls"

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.

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Yesterday's Menu: A "Galaxy Angel" Retrospective

"Galaxy Angel" was a sci-fi comedy series that began in 2000 and ran for several seasons. This article looks back at the series with a critical analysis and reflective thought.

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Fantasia 2021: "Little Vampire" Review

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.

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30 Years of Cartoon Network: "Cow & Chicken" and "I Am Weasel"

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.

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Fantasia 2021: "Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko" Review

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.

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Why Yuki Nagato Is the Most Powerful Character in Anime

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.

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"Paw Patrol: The Movie": A Nick Jr. Adventure Proven Big and Not Too Small

"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.

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Fantasia 2021: "Mad God" Review

There's nothing quite like Mad God; a stop-motion animated horror infused nightmare created by visual effects artist Phil Tippett. It's nauseating, terrifying, depressing, and an absolute masterpiece.

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Anime Self-Examination: How "Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphan" Challenges the Franchises' History of Child Soldiers

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.

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"The Loud House Movie": A Not-So-Huge But Serviceable Nicktoon Movie

"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.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Lego Batman Movie'

Easily the best thing about the first Lego movie, Will Arnett's Batman is given his own spin-off. And Benjamin Cox feels that, in its own way, this could be one of the very best Batman films he has ever seen...

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30 Years of Cartoon Network: "Johnny Bravo"

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.

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Should I Watch..? 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' (1937)

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.

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30 Years of Cartoon Network: "Dexter's Laboratory"

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.

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Fantasia 2021: "Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story" Review

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.

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A Love That Can't Help but Fail: The Strange Relationship of Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman

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.

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Top 10 Anime Characters Beyond Redemption

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.

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3 Things the Sailor Moon Supers and Eternal Movies Have in Common

Although they are separated by 26 years and two different animation teams, the Sailor Moon SuperS and Eternal films have plenty in common.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Great Mouse Detective'

Coming towards the end of Disney's so-called dark period, was this the film that sparked the company's renaissance in the late Eighties or another costly flop? Benjamin Cox is on the case.

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Why Older Disney Cartoons Are Harder to Find

While problematic Looney Tunes are still readily available, Disney's older pantheon is not.

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Top 10 Geass in "Code Geass"

Explore the ten best Geass abilities in the anime "Code Geass"!

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"Disney/Pixar's Luca": Pixar's Coming-of-Age Experience

"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.

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"Primal" (2021) Blu-ray Review: Genndy Tartakovsky's Bloody Masterwork

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.

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"Spirit Untamed": A Tamed DreamWorks Spin-Off Kiddie Ride

"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.

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Top 10 Strongest Superheroes in "The Incredibles"

Explore the ten most powerful supers throughout the Pixar Incredibles movies!

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"An Extremely Goofy Movie": A Not-So-Extreme Yet Enjoyable Direct-to-Video Sequel

"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.

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5 Anime Like "Shaman King"

Your search for anime similar to "Shaman King" is over. This collection has what you've been looking for.

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5 Anime Like "Edens Zero"

If you're a fan of adventure-filled shounen anime shows, then these five anime shows similar to 'Edens Zero' are for you!

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"A Goofy Movie": A Goofy Yet Fun Road Trip Worth Remembering

"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.

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5 Anime Like "Tokyo Revengers"

Your search for anime similar to "Tokyo Revengers" ends here. This collection lists five shows that will surely give you a run for your time!

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Why General Ironwood Was Right in "RWBY"

Explore several reasons why morally-ambiguous General Ironwood actually had the best plan in RWBY volume 7.

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Top 10 Semblances in "RWBY"

Explore the ten most useful semblance powers in the hit show "RWBY"!

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The Stolen Legacy of Milton Mouse

Before there was Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Van Beuren Studios had Milton Mouse, an unsung hero in the silent era.

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"Shrek (2001)": A DreamWorks Fairy Tale Parody Classic

"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.

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Who Is the Real Betty Boop?

Many photos have appeared online of alleged inspirations for Betty Boop, but which one of these ladies is the real Boop-Oop-A-Doop girl?

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Every Greymon Form in Digimon

Explore every Greymon evolution in the Digimon franchise!

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Top 10 Strongest Partner Digimon

Explore the ten strongest tamer companions throughout the Digimon cartoons!

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The Recycled History of "Tom and Jerry"

Is "Tom and Jerry" the product of stolen media or recycled cartoon history? Dive into the lost history of your favorite cat and mouse!

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"Arlo the Alligator Boy" (2021) Review: Rickety Biscuit - A Gift to Animation

"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.

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Anime Movie Review: "Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel III: Spring Song" (2020)

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!

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"Savagery" - "Attack on Titan" Season 4 Episode 14 Review

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".

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Cartoon Review: "The Batman" Season 2 (2005)

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!

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Why Jerry Is the Villain and Not Tom

He may be cute and funny, but make no mistake, Jerry is the antagonist in most Tom and Jerry media.

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"Children of the Forest" - "Attack on Titan" Season 4 Episode 13 Review

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.

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Why Pepé Le Pew Is Problematic

While his cartoons will still be available on home media and streaming devices, Pepé Le Pew is not likely to find many new fans in the new millennium.

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Anime Theory: Black Hair Is Good, Brown Evil

Discover just how many anime rivalries involve dark-haired protagonists and brunette antagonists!

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The First Looney Tunes Ever Canceled

Long before conservatives started using the phrase "cancel culture," these early Looney Tunes were being pulled from television.

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The Tragedy of Eren Yeager: How the Character Changes Throughout "Attack on Titan"

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.