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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook yesterday at 07:30. 1 comments

Cannon Busters Is a Completely Fine Anime With a Theme That Absolutely Slaps

Cannon Busters Is a Completely Fine Anime With a Theme That Absolutely Slaps
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFThe kind of forgettable cast of Cannon Busters in the distinctly unforgettable opening titles of the show.GIF: Netflix

There’s one big problem with Netflix’s push to secure itself as a home for anime, be it exclusive shows like Ultraman or big-name acquisitions like Neon Genesis Evangelion : Netflix pioneered the...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 19, 2019 at 21:30. 16 comments

Little Known She-Ra Spinoff He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Is Being Rebooted by Netflix

Little Known She-Ra Spinoff He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Is Being Rebooted by Netflix

Just so we’re all on the same page regarding the important information, there are currently no plans for Netflix’s excellent She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to somehow incorporate He-Man’s prince Adam into its story. But that’s not to say that He-Man’s not about to come back in a big way.

Announced at Power-Con and followed by an official Netflix press release, Kevin Smith revealed he’s...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Aug 18, 2019 at 01:45. 1 comments

Richard Williams, the Oscar-Winning Animator Behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Pink Panther, Has Died

Richard Williams, the Oscar-Winning Animator Behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Pink Panther, Has Died

Richard Williams, the legendary animator and three-time Oscar-winner behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? , two Pink Panther films, and other animated classics, has died.

According to his family, he died in Bristol, at home, yesterday; he was 86 years old. Williams, born in Toronto, was a brilliant animator who began his career in the 1950s, earning his first Oscar, for an animated adaptation of A...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 16, 2019 at 22:45. 8 comments

Everything We're Excited for at This Year's Disney Mega Convention, D23

Everything We're Excited for at This Year's Disney Mega Convention, D23

In the last few years, one thing has become abundantly clear in the world of entertainment. That world belongs to Disney and we’re just living in it. That becomes even more prevalent next weekend when the D23 Expo returns to Anaheim, California. Could it bring a certain Jedi Master with it?

The D23 Expo, named after D23 Disney fan club—which itself is named after the year Walt Disney started...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 16, 2019 at 22:00. 1 comments

Summer Camp Island's Take on Time Travel Is Charmingly Clever

Summer Camp Island's Take on Time Travel Is Charmingly Clever
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFOscar, Hedgehog, and the Monsters slowing time down to meet Ramona.Image: Cartoon Network

Between blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame and small-screen oddballs like FX’s Legion , it’s been an interesting year for stories featuring time travel, a plot device whose potential for greatness is only overshadowed by its...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 16, 2019 at 21:00. 9 comments

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Is More Than Its Nostalgic Sensory Overload

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Is More Than Its Nostalgic Sensory Overload

Netflix’s Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus is the sort of long-awaited revival of a cult classic that makes you appreciate the unique space the original series carved out for itself on Nickelodeon. But the special also makes you reflect on what audiences in 2019 ultimately get out of a series like Invader Zim beyond a potent dose of nostalgia.

Much like Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling ,...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 15, 2019 at 07:30. 14 comments

Young Justice: Outsiders Just Destroyed Black Lightning

Young Justice: Outsiders Just Destroyed Black Lightning

As Young Justice: Outsiders’ multiple teams of heroes have worked both publicly and covertly in their ongoing efforts to stop the Light and the forces of Apokolips from trafficking metahumans, the series has repeatedly forced its characters to question the moral implications of what they’re doing. Though all of the heroes are trying to do the right thing, Batman, Aquaman, and Nightwing have...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 14, 2019 at 23:04. 12 comments

The First Trailer for Star Wars Resistance's Second—and Final—Season Is Here

The First Trailer for Star Wars Resistance's Second—and Final—Season Is Here
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFKaz and the crew fight the First Order, for one last huzzah.GIF: LucasfilmTrailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.  

Good news, if you were hoping to get a look at the return of Kaz and friends post-The Force Awakens and Last Jedi adventures soon. Bad news:...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 14, 2019 at 07:30. 6 comments

Invader Zim Creator Jhonen Vasquez Discusses Alien Daddy Issues and Turning Misanthropy Into Art

Invader Zim Creator Jhonen Vasquez Discusses Alien Daddy Issues and Turning Misanthropy Into Art

When Invader Zim first began airing on Nickelodeon back in 2001, there really wasn’t anything quite like it in the animation space, particularly when it came to series squarely aimed at a younger audience.

Invader Zim was filthy, and often morbid in the way it depicted a world well on its way to falling apart long before Zim showed up planning to conquer Earth. That grossness was a big part...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 13, 2019.

The Very Hollywood Reason You Might Not Know Neil Gaiman Wrote Princess Mononoke's English Dub

The Very Hollywood Reason You Might Not Know Neil Gaiman Wrote Princess Mononoke's English Dub

Princess Mononoke is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s finest, but its epic tale of gods can only be matched in fantasy for the weird story behind its arrival on Western shores in 2000. One notable part of that often forgotten history? Neil Gaiman wrote the English script...although it was pretty hard to find his credit.

There are many notable tales about Mononoke’s journey outside of Japan—and how,...

Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Aug 12, 2019. 24 comments

The Lion King Has Edged Out Frozen As the Highest-Grossing Animated Film of All Time, More Proof That Disney’s Monopoly Is Inescapable and Nothing Matters

The Lion King Has Edged Out Frozen As the Highest-Grossing Animated Film of All Time, More Proof That Disney’s Monopoly Is Inescapable and Nothing Matters

This is what entertainment journalism is, in 2019: watching Disney score an unending series of victories over itself as the film industry grows smaller and smaller.

The latest victory is The Lion King, which, as Cinema Blend reports, with a worldwide gross of over $1.3 billion, has now beaten Frozen as the (not adjusted for inflation) highest earning animated film release of all time. Which...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Aug 11, 2019. 1 comments

Don't Worry, Cartoon Network Is Already Teasing New Episodes of Infinity Train

Don't Worry, Cartoon Network Is Already Teasing New Episodes of Infinity Train

Watching a high-quality cartoon in the modern age always comes with a bit of terror . Is this going to get cancelled, or shafted, or have its release schedule constantly shifted around in a way that baffles everyone including the creators?

So I’d understand if fans of Infinity Train, after watching the first excellent batch of episodes on Cartoon Network, would immediately worry about...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 10, 2019. 14 comments

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Is About Letting the Past Go and Embracing the Future

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Is About Letting the Past Go and Embracing the Future
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When Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling was first announced back in 2016, it initially seemed as if it might premiere on Nickelodeon as an hour-long television special—a metaphorical coming home for fans of the original series with nostalgic memories of tuning into the network where they first...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 09, 2019. 4 comments

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Has Been Cancelled

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Has Been Cancelled

This week, while discussing the OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ special episode that saw the heroes of Turbo Plaza teaming up with Sonic the Hedgehog and his friend-who-is-just-a friend Tails , series creator Ian Jones-Quartey quietly announced a bit of news that nobody wanted to hear.

While speaking with Den of Geek, Jones-Quartey mentioned that now that the Sonic special is in the can, the...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 09, 2019. 12 comments

I Love You, She-Ra, But Please Slow Down

I Love You, She-Ra, But Please Slow Down

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power just came back for its third season last week, and it was great —in fact, I can’t wait to see more, which is quite ironic considering what I’m about to ask of the show. It was a condensed season that came just three months after its second and all signs point to that not changing going forward. But I’d really love it if it did, and Adora and her friends...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 08, 2019. 13 comments

Young Justice: Outsiders Is Raising Fascinating Questions About Super Ethics

Young Justice: Outsiders Is Raising Fascinating Questions About Super Ethics

While Young Justice: Outsiders’ larger, overarching story has followed multiple groups of public-facing and covert Justice League teams fighting to stop the Light and its involvement in Granny Goodness’ metahuman trafficking operation , some of the series’ smaller, more personal stories have explored what the new age of active meta-genes means for “normal” people.

Unlike the more senior...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 08, 2019. 6 comments

Watch Han Solo Han Roll-o in Star Wars' New Short Series, Roll Out [Updated]

Watch Han Solo Han Roll-o in Star Wars' New Short Series, Roll Out [Updated]
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFTransform, and roll out!Image: Star Wars Kids

BB-8 is one of the cutest additions to the Star Wars galaxy under Disney’s purview. So perhaps this is the inevitable conclusion of a design that has won the hearts and plundered the wallets of countless Star Wars fans: What if...what if everyone in Star Wars was shaped...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 08, 2019. 8 comments

Infinity Train Creator Owen Dennis Discusses Why Cartoons Should Scare Kids Sometimes

Infinity Train Creator Owen Dennis Discusses Why Cartoons Should Scare Kids Sometimes
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFTulip witnessing someone else on the Infinity Train getting got.Image: Cartoon Network

While Cartoon Network’s Infinity Train is packed with all kinds of wondrous, magical things to marvel at, the series’ first few episodes have featured a handful of objectively terrifying moments. And they seem to be foreshadowing...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 08, 2019. 13 comments

The Castle of Cagliostro and the Power of Fantasy

The Castle of Cagliostro and the Power of Fantasy

A few weeks ago, a trailer for the new, incredible-looking 3D animated Lupin III movie came out. “It’s not really for io9,” I admitted to my editor and constantly-put-upon boss, Jill, as I frothed about how good it looked. “I love Lupin, but it’s not the kind of genre we cover.” Lupin III, of course, is about heists and thieves, not space or fantasy.

As you’re probably aware from the fact that...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 07, 2019. 15 comments

The Addams Family's Latest Trailer Brings Them to the Horrors of...New Jersey

The Addams Family's Latest Trailer Brings Them to the Horrors of...New Jersey
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These horrific fish-out-of-water are about to get a taste of suburban life, as the latest trailer for The Addams Family brings the classic goth ensemble to the most-terrifying place on earth: New Jersey.

The Addams Family stars Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac as the matriarch and patriarch of...

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