"How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift" is a 2019 anime based on the manga series by Yabako Sandrovich. While the show lasted a season with a rushed conclusion, the rest is genuinely educational with likable characters and humor that will help anyone get positively motivated.
Bugs Bunny has been one of the most popular characters in animation for 80 years. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is paying tribute to the "wascally wabbit" with an anniversary collection Blu-ray box set. Marshall Fish finds out "What's up, Doc?" with this new release.
"Soul" is a 2020 Disney/Pixar animated drama-comedy directed by Pete Docter that is exclusively streaming on Disney+. This highly-anticipated and delayed film ends 2020 with a bang. Its thought-provoking concept, creative visuals, and unforgettable characters breathe new life into animation.
For over 20 years, Rankin/Bass delighted audiences with a steady stream of holiday stories told in the Animagic style. But all good things must come to an end, with their final such special arriving in a 1985 adaptation of book written by L. Frank Baum.
For Christmas 1981, Rankin/Bass mixed Christmas and St. Patricks Day to create a new leprechaun-flavored holiday special.
"Frosty Returns" is a 1992 CBS television special starring John Goodman as Frosty the Snowman. While it may be confusing and lacking substance, the standalone special is straightforward and charming with a comedic cast, familiar animation, and a nice environmental message for children.
The very first Rankin/Bass creation was a series based on Pinocchio, so when it came time to make a Christmas special for their 20th anniversary, it was time for Pinocchio to return.
I'm drawn most to characters with dark histories and hard cases. In the anime series Black Lagoon and The Great Pretender, both have two of the best examples of this archetype. So similar that fans have compared them to each other.
"The Croods: A New Age" is a 2020 sequel to the 2013 DreamWorks prehistoric animated comedy "The Croods." Conceptually, the story sounds rehashed from its predecessor at first. But the sequel is executed in a more humorous, imaginative, and astonishing manner.
"Olive, the Other Reindeer" is a computer-animated Christmas musical special based on the book by Vivian Walsh. At first, the special may be average with a foolish concept. However, with Matt Groening and Drew Barrymore attached, the special is executed in the most charming and innovative way.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie" is a 1998 animated musical produced by GoodTimes Entertainment and based on the titular poem by Robert L. May. It is a rare breed where it started as a mediocre sell-out to a cult classic with ambition, creativity, voice acting, and talented singing.
"Reunion" is the first chapter of the "Digimon Adventure tri." six-film series, a sequel to the original "Digimon Adventure/02" anime. As the title suggested, it is a warm-welcoming returns for fans with an interesting set-up, impressive animation, and a mixed variety of characters.
"Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy" is the 2005 sequel to the 2003 film based on the children's illustration books by Jill Thompson. It improves and maintains the charm of the first film with updated animation, matured characters, inventive scenarios and fun for both kids and adults to enjoy.
"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" was a breakout hit anime series that helped bring the otaku lifestyle out of the underground and into the mainstream. Let's take a look back at the series that started its own religion.
Japanese horror tends to follow a quite different formula than Western horror, and here, we discuss what makes horror anime unique, and recommend the best of the best.
"Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular" is a computer-animated direct-to-video film based on the children's books by Jill Thompson. While it has aged computer animation and simplicity, its innocent charm, innovative visuals, and memorable characters make up for it.
Premiering at Fantasia Fest 2020 back in August, A Costume for Nicolas makes the most of its tiny budget and is an animated adventure loaded with imagination and heart.
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf is the final Scooby-Doo television film in the Hanna-Barbera Superstar 10 series. With the movie given a more comedic direction and artistic shift, it ends both on a vibrant, humorous yet slow and bland note.
"Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School" is the second Scooby-Doo movie in the Hanna-Barbera Superstar 10 series. It has been regarded by fans as a cult classic for its distinctive concept, creative animation, and unforgettable characters.
"Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers" is a TV movie which is part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstar 10 series. Though the plot can get all over the place and has mixed humor, the rest gets serviceable with an interesting concept, thoughtful clues, nicely executed animation and entertaining voice-work.
"Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw" is a film based on both the Tonka toyline and Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. While harmless, in some regards, this movie tries way too hard to be taken serious with a ridiculous plot, cheap animation, bland characters, and forgettable songs.
An analysis of the best episode on this show.
The Powerpuff Girls Movie is Cartoon Network's first and only theatrical movie, based on the series of the same name. While the movie initially caused concern for its violence and flopped, the rest makes up for it with a decent origin story, updated animation, thrilling action and performances.
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip is the first television movie produced by Cartoon Network and originally intended as the series finale to Dexter's Laboratory. While the story sounds standard and formulaic, the movie gradually evolves with creative animation, fun action and memorable characters.
On the surface, this short-lived animated series would be considered a simple Ren & Stimpy knock-off. In practice, however, this show not only revitalized Hanna-Barbera's legacy but a launched a new legacy for the animators involved making the show.
He's not a nihilist, he's a cynic. Yes, there is a difference that matters between the two. Also, he "does an arc", whether he wants to admit that or not.
After struggling to reach the top, Animal Crackers is an average family flick with a playful concept, colorful animation and a talented voice cast. Though the plot could get predictable and the jokes are hit-and-miss, the effort is still present and its heart in the right place.
Freakazoid! is an Emmy-winning animated series produced by Stephen Spielberg that mixes superheroes and comedy. While it may have started with a lack of focus in its format and got canceled after two seasons, it gained a cult following for its characters, animation, and non-stop humor.
Samurai Pizza Cats was an anime series that aired in the early and mid-90s, licensed in North America by Saban. It's about time to reflect on the series and look at it critically.
Regular Show's J.G. Quintel is back with a brand new animated series called Close Enough filled with cursing, nudity, booze, and clown strippers.