Category Archive: Cartoons

Jul 02

Cartoon Review – Avatar The Legend of Korra Book 3: Episodes 1 – 3

Against my better judgement I decided to watch the premier of Avatar The Legend of Korra Book 3. I hated almost everything that happened in Book 2, that it resolved the equalist conflict magically off-screen, that Mako and Bolin had useless and annoying subplots that overtook part of the season, and the villain became more …

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Mar 31

Movie March – Fantasia

I have only one memory of Fantasia. Abject terror. I couldn’t tell you why, I watched it on VHS once when I was merely a toddler and so can’t remember anything about the film other than it has Mickey on the cover standing in a spotlight. I’ve not seen it since, partly because I’ve never …

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Jan 28

Cartoon Review – Justice League War

More DC film animation with a Justice League origin story based on the New 52 reboot comic that was written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee. It’s the first one in line with the New 52, which seems to be the coming standard for any of these non-Batman movies, and I’m not a …

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Jan 02

Cartoon Review – Frozen

Disney’s latest Princess movie, and merchandise vehicle for Christmas, is something actually surprising and transgressive for them. It skews their own genre conventions and delivers something sorely needed. I’ll try to keep this review as spoiler free as I can but I’d suggest going to see it without any knowledge of what happens, it’s a …

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Dec 02

Cartoon Review – Hulk and Iron Man: Heroes United

Marvel has made another animated direct to DVD movie, this time a cgi team-up with their two biggest sells, well the ones they still have the movie rights to anyway. Simply put it is horrible. Easily the worst piece of Marvel animation in the last ten years, only surpassed by the late 90s cartoons when …

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Nov 20

Cartoon Review – Avatar: Legend of Korra Book 2 Spirits

Spoilers ahead Why? Why did it have to be this way? How can the same people make a show worse than it ever could’ve been? How can they make the main cast in season 2 duller and flatter than in season 1? Just why?

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Sep 19

Cartoon Review – Young Justice

In 2010 a new DC animated series started that brought a fresh view of the comic book universe and focused on the next generation of heroes. Created by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti with designs by Phil Bourassa, the show was critically acclaimed but fan reaction was mixed and while having a big fanbase elements …

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Apr 18

Cartoon Review – Mighty Ducks

Back in the 90s Disney was trying to make some big franchises, some were successful, others not so much. Mighty Ducks from 1996, “based” from the popular live action films and the hockey team, was very much in the latter category.

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Apr 16

Cartoon Review – Green Lantern TAS 2nd ½

The CGI Green Lantern series developed by Bruce Timm, Giancarlo Volpe, and Jim Krieg, has wrapped up so it’s time to look back at the second half of the Green Lantern cartoon and see if it’s gotten any better. After the Red Lantern invasion was stopped Hal Jordon goes back to Earth and sees he’s …

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Mar 25

Cartoon Review – Green Lantern TAS 1st ½ Season

One of the latest DC animated series is a CGI Green Lantern developed by Bruce Timm, Giancarlo Volpe, and Jim Krieg, that mixes a comic book feel with some Star Trek. With the second half of season 1 returning in a few weeks I’ll be looking at the first half of the season, which has …

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