Animation

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Anime Gets Religion: A Retrospective of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"

"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.

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Everyone and Everything Will Kill You! Must See Horror Anime

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.

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"Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular": A Simple and Sweet Halloween Family Treat

"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.

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Fantasia Fest 2020: 'A Costume for Nicolas' Review

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.

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"Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf": A Silly-Dooby-Doo Conclusion With Monsters and Racing

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.

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Vault Movie Review: “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”

This is a non-spoiler review of “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” starring Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O’Malley, and more!

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"Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School": A Cult Classic Among the Scooby-Doo Movie Lineup

"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.

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"Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers": The First Supernatural Scooby-Doo Movie With Mixed Results

"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.

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"Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw": A Random Cash Cow on a Toyline

"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.

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"Bojack Horseman": The View From Halfway Down, An Analysis

An analysis of the best episode on this show.

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"The Powerpuff Girls Movie": CN's First and Only Theatrical Film

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.

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"Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip" - CN's First Original TV Movie

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.

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"2 Stupid Dogs": A Simple but Revolutionary "Ren & Stimpy" Clone

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.

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"Bojack Horseman" Season 6: A Review

My review of the final season of "Bojack Horseman."

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Top 10 Strongest Saiyans in "Dragon Ball Z/Super"

Explore the ten strongest Saiyan warriors throughout the Dragon Ball franchise!

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Movie Review: “Toy Story 4”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story 4” starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, and more!

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Rick Sanchez: An Extremely Detailed Character Analysis

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.

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Anime for People Who Hate Anime

If you don't get what anime is about, or why it gets so much love, check out this list of anime for people who hate anime!

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Movie Review: “Toy Story 3”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story 3” starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, and more!

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"Animal Crackers": A Sweet Family Movie With Average Taste

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.

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"Freakazoid!": A Zany, Overlooked Superhero Cartoon

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.

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Top 10 Kim Possible Villains

Explore the ten most threatening villains in the Kim Possible cartoon!

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Movie Review: “Toy Story 2”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story 2” starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, and more!

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Reaper's Reviews: 'Cowboy Bebop'

A classic of the medium through and through, Cowboy Bebop merges an irresistible sense of style with nuanced characters, smooth animation and an unforgettable soundtrack to create one of anime's very best offerings.

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The Best Worst Dub: A "Samurai Pizza Cats" Retrospective

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.

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Top 5 Anime of Summer 2020

There wasn't much to pick from, but this article includes the best anime to hit streaming sites in summer 2020.

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Movie Review: “Toy Story”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story” starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, and more!

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"9" (2009): Science Vs Witchcraft Vs Religion

The message behind "9" is one of hope and progression.

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'Close Enough' (2020) Review: Hilariously Absurd, Adult-Oriented Perfection

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.

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Guts - A "Berserk" Character Analysis

Guts is one of the most complex characters in anime and manga I've ever seen. In this analysis, I try to dive a bit deeper into the dark and twisted mind of this one of a kind character.

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"The Critic" (TV Series) Review

The Critic is an underrated animated sitcom created by Simpsons showrunners Al Jean & Mike Reiss. Despite the show only lasting two seasons, and having aged a little, it left a cult following with a satirical passion for parodying movies, memorable episodes, and a talented voice cast.

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Anime Reviews: "Mob Psycho 100 II"

Improving in just about every area possible, Mob Psycho 100 II takes an already outstanding franchise and propels it to new heights of action anime greatness.

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A "Pretty Cure" For What Ails You: Exploring Netflix's Failed Anime Dub

In this article, I take a look at Pretty Cure/Precure, a famous magical girl anime that has underperformed outside of Japan. Specifically, we'll examine its rough history in the States as the Netflix dub "Glitter Force" and how Crunchyroll intends to bring it back.

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Movie Review: "Moana"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Moana" starring Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, and more!

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Movie Review: "Trolls"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Trolls" starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and more!

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(Some of) The Best Animated Adult TV Shows

Through the lens of Disney, we can begin to see the cultural and societal change that the role of women in the US have gone through, as well as some of the things that always stay the same.

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How Do Disney Princesses Mimic the Expectations for Women?

Join me as we delve into the history of women in America, their shifting gender roles, and whether the role of a women has really changed all that much since 1923, all through the lens of our favorite Disney princesses.

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Top 5 Strongest Avatars (From "Last Airbender" and "Legend of Korra")

Explore the five strongest warriors can who can bend all four elements in the Avatar franchise!

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"Tom & Jerry: The Movie" (1993) Review

Tom & Jerry: The Movie is an animated feature based on the Hanna-Barbara character duo with a wasted potential story, generic characters and unnecessary musical numbers. Nonetheless, the animation is nice and the voice acting is decent.

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Top 10 Duelists in Yu-Gi-Oh GX

Explore the ten best duelists in the Yu-Gi-Oh GX anime!

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Does Talent Come in Waves? Explaining the 1990 to 2010 Boom in Anime

You've heard of the Disney Renaissance, and maybe even the actual Renaissance. But was the period from 1990 to 2010 another such uniquely talented time in history for anime?

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"Beastars" Season 1 Review

I take a look at the first season of Beastars, a promising new anime licensed by Netflix.

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Monogatari Series Watch Order – Discover the Best Way to Start Watching

Don't know which series to watch first? This Monogatari series watch order guide will help you get started.

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"Promare" Movie Review

We take a look at Studio Trigger's newest anime hit, Promare, and see if it lives up to its immense hype.

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"Frozen 2" Review: The Risks of a Sequel

Frozen 2 is an exciting adventure into the unknown and along for the ride are some of the fandom's lingering questions slowly resolving themselves through a number of daring risks Disney has navigated without restraint.

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Sakura Haruno: Why Does She Get So Much Hate?

Sakura Haruno was supposed to be the main heroine of Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden. How has she garnered so much hate? In this article, we're gonna go over a few reasons that (I believe) the fandom doesn't like her. There will be spoilers.

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Top 5 Convincing "Death Note" Theories

Explore five believable "Death Note" theories that change your perspective on the popular anime!

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5 Battle Royale Anime and Manga to Check Out

This article will looks at five Battle Royale series that anime and manga fans should consider checking out.

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5 Anime Like 'Tower of God'

If you're looking for anime similar to Tower of God, then you'll surely be fond of these five anime recommendations.