"Bubble" (2022) Review: A Visual Feast with Little Substance
Released on Netflix, "Bubble" is about a massive explosion of gravity-defying bubbles that block Tokyo off from the rest of the globe. The movie is visually stunning, but the storytelling leaves something to be desired.
"Pompo: The Cinephile" (2022) Review: Tasting a Masterpiece
Masterfully animated and chock full of humor, "Pompo: The Cinephile" caters to lovers and makers of film, but also speaks to anyone who admires art or aspires to be an artist. It's creative, inspiring, and just an overall wonderful film.
Dolores and Bruno Had A Special Family Bond in Disney's "Encanto"
Disney's 2021 animated film, "Encanto," was an instant family favorite. In the movie, Bruno is perceived to be a villain because of his frightening powers. But, is he? His niece Dolores knows the truth.
"The Bad Guys" (2022) Review: A Visually Stylish Animated Caper
The animation in "The Bad Guys" is so smooth and sleek and different from other animated films. It's super fun to watch with adult movie references that surprisingly work in a supposed kids' film.
Top 5 Comedy Anime for People New to Anime
Action/adventure anime are well-known, but there are also many good comedy anime. In addition to being funny, these can be a gateway into other anime genres. Here are five good comedies for people new to anime that also help to introduce the breadth of anime genres.
"Sonic the Hedgehog 2" Review (2022): The Master Emerald of Family Friendly Entertainment
Robotnik returns to get his revenge in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Meanwhile, Sonic just wants to eat chili dogs and wear the shoes of a competent hero.
Ranking the Elements of "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
Water, Earth, Fire, Air… long ago the four nations lived in harmony. Now, that harmony is interrupted as I rank them.
Anime Movie Review: "Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya: Vow in the Snow" (2017)
In an alternate universe to "Fate/Stay Night," Shirou and Kiritsugu Emiya discover a child named Sakatsuki and take her into their home to use her as the Holy Grail's vessel. But as Shirou grows more attached to her, he must confront his ideals. Is this movie worth your time and money?
30 Years of Cartoon Network: "Time Squad"
The CN retrospective continues with the underrated series "Time Squad" created by Dave Wasson. Though it ran for two seasons, the show had an interesting premise with some context, caricatured animation, and a variety of historical and non-historical characters with talented voice acting.
Disney/Pixar's "Turning Red": Pixar's Puberty Tale
"Turning Red" is a 2022 Pixar animated comedy film directed by Domee Shi. Mixing Shi's childhood with a supernatural twist, Pixar presents an entertaining and emotional movie with cultural animation, solid laughs, relatable characters, and a visionary motif about growing up.
“Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie” (2021): The Good and The Bad
This film is based on Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0, a prequel that functioned as a "pilot" for the main Jujutsu Kaisen manga series. Before being distributed internationally this year, the film was exclusively released in Japan on December 24, 2021.
10 Most Beautiful Disney Princesses Ranked
Many of us owe a part of our childhood to Disney. They gave us some of the best animated movies out there. So today I decided to do an article based on their princesses. The following are some of the most beautiful Disney Princesses ever brought to our screens. Enjoy.
Why Light Yagami Was Smarter Than L and Vice Versa
Which of these geniuses was more genius-y?
Strange Things Changed in the Cloverway Dub of "Sailor Moon S" and "Supers"
While the DiC dub for Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R is infamous for its changes, the Cloverway dub for S and SuperS are also legendary.
"The Cuphead Show!" (2022) Review: You'll Sell Your Soul for Animation This Good
The epic, award winning video game is now a hit animation series. The Cuphead Show! is now streaming on Netflix. It features astounding animation, a crazy good soundtrack, and a ton of silly humor that will entertain the kid in all of us regardless of age.
30 Years of Cartoon Network: "Sheep in the Big City"
Continuing the CN lineup, "Sheep in the Big City" is an animated series created by Mo Willems. Despite lasting two seasons, it is a criminally underrated show known for its meta and fourth-wall-breaking humor, UPA-art style, and bizarrely funny characters.
"The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild" (2022) Review: An Inept, Spleen-Powered Blemish of Animation
With poor animation, an unimaginative story, and groan-worthy humor, The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild is a horrid animated experience. If this is what Disney plans to do with the Ice Age franchise, then it probably should have remained extinct.
Ranking My Hero Academia’s Class 1-A From Least to Most Powerful
Which of our favorite aspiring heroes will rise to the top and which are future retail workers?
"Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" (2022) Review: A Monstrous Monstrosity
An animated franchise that has spanned a decade, four films, a TV series, and three short films, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is the last film of the franchise and the first to skip a theatrical release. The film is a mess that seems to forget what made the other films somewhat entertaining.
30 Years of Cartoon Network: "Courage the Cowardly Dog"
Continuing the retrospective is one of my favorite shows, "Courage the Cowardly Dog," created by John R. Dilworth. This show holds up tremendously with imaginative dark scenarios, spooky and energetic visuals, laugh-out-loud humor, and memorable characters.
The Many Times You Saw "Sailor Neptune" Before You Were Supposed To
Sailor Neptune has become an icon for LBGTQ Sailor Moon fans, but did you know you've seen her before?
"Hotel Transylvania: Transformania": A Goofy Horror Finale With a Sweet Gooey Center
"Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" is the fourth and final installment of the "Hotel Transylvania" film series. Although this movie is style over substance, even without Adam Sandler's involvement, it retains its innocence and creativity that families would easily eat up around Halloween time.
30 Years of Cartoon Network: "Mike, Lu & Og"
Continuing the Cartoon Network lineup is the short-lived and forgotten series, "Mike, Lu & Og" created by Mikhail Shindel, Mikhail Aldashin, & Charles Swenson. While the concept and animation look generic, Charles’ involvement executed and gave the show its own identity with interesting characters.
Why "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" Is Still the Coolest Christmas Special
This 1970 Rankin and Bass TV special is just as fresh today as it was when it first aired, and given the post-2020 world, more relevant than ever.
The Good and Problematic of Chibiusa's Future Love Prospects
Being the first-born daughter of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, the future of Chibiusa Tsukino has been one of curiosity and debate since the 1990s.
"Even Mice Belong in Heaven" (2021) Review
The Czech stop-motion animated film explores the afterlife and what lies beyond. Even though it's about animals, it has life lessons any person could benefit from. Entertaining and brilliantly animated with a slight punch of emotion for good measure.
The Anti-Escapism Themes of "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
How a cynical series taught us to man-up.
"My Little Pony: A New Generation": A Continuation of "MLP: FiM" for Old and New Fans
"My Little Pony: A New Generation" is a 2021 computer-animated musical film based on the "My Little Pony" toy line and a sequel to the television series, "Friendship is Magic.” Aside from a weak story, the movie remains a spiritual successor with a decent cast, adequate songs, and solid animation.
"Midnight Train" - "Attack on Titan" Season 4 Episode 2 Review
While dialogue-heavy, the episode uses rotoscoping, character animation, and camera movements to draw our eyes to the characters and their experiences. Art and excellent color choices were on display with some great scenery and focused shots.
Why Is Chibiusa Called "Rini" in So Many Articles?
Why are so many clickbait articles calling Chibiusa by such a strange and short name? The reason may not surprise you.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.