Summer is almost here and with that we have a new crop of summer blockbusters. Three certain movies coming out all are the big screen debuts of long time comic book heroes: Thor in May, Green Lantern in June, and Captain America in July along with a new X-Men movie also in June. That’s four super hero blockbusters in the making and with that I’m gonna take a quick look at them.
Archive for April, 2011
Tags: Animation, Animation Editorials, Baby Looney Tunes, Carl W. Stalling, Cartoon Network, Chuck Jones, Larry Doyle, Loonatics Unleashed, Nexonius, Spike Brandt, Tex Avery, Tiny Toons Adventures, Tom Ruegger, Tony Cervone, Warner Bros. Looney Tunes
Hi, the name’s Nexonius. You might’ve heard of me when I did a guest article concerning The Hall of Game Awards back in February. Now, you’re gonna hear a lot more from me. Now, on to the subject.
This is Tex Avery’s Daffy Duck & Bugs Bunny, whose debuts were on April 17, 1937 & July 27, 1940, respectively.
Looney Tunes are one of the greatest (if not the greatest) cartoon shorts in animation history. Since April 1930, it serves as a backbone for every single cartoon made after the shorts ended from yesterday and today. Porky Pig. Daffy Duck. Elmer Fudd. Bugs Bunny. Tweety. Sylvester. Yosemite Sam. Marvin the Martian. Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Granny. Speedy Gonzales. Tasmanian Devil. These are the well known characters that make up the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.
The history of Looney Tunes trails back to 1929, when Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising created a Live-Action pilot called Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid, which would feature the first Looney Tunes character created, Bosko. Leon Schlesinger made a deal with Harman and Ising to begin producing shorts with the characters. The iconic name was in place: Looney Tunes.
I haven’t posted a blog post about Adventure Time in a long time, and by a long time, I mean since the creation of this blog. From the “What Time Is It?!” post, I have to say that my thoughts on the show have changed since then. The first season of Adventure Time was decent. Had a mixture of great episodes, good episodes, not-so-good episodes, and bad episodes. I hoped season two could be better and currently in 2011, it is! I watched “The Limit” last Monday on Cartoon Network and since this blog has been lacking articles lately, I thought it would be nice to share my thoughts on the episode. So welcome to my review of Adventure Time’s newest episode, “The Limit”.
Tags: 80s, He-Man, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Sketch
The first review is up already? Well will wonders never cease. Now if i could just churn out podcasts at this rate things would be golden. Those are still coming by the way. 5 are in the can and I’m editing them one by one.
In this post I give my introduction to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe touching on some common traits of the series and then I delve right into a review of the episode “The Cosmic Comet”. Click the post to read on.
Tags: 1980s, 80s, BraveStarr, Chip'n Dale Rescue Rangers, DuckTales, G.I. Joe, Gem, He-Man, M.A.S.K., Rainbow Brite, She-Ra, Sketch, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Real Ghostbusters, ThunderCats, Transformers
What’s this a new segment for The [Real] Scratch Pad? What’s this all about? Read the rest to find out.
Tags: Animation Review, guest post, Japanese animation, Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, tales from earthsea
From the vast shadow of an animation and storytelling wizard rose . . . a mediocre director.
Well, maybe that’s not fair. I believe Ursula K. Le Guin, author of the original Earthsea fantasy series, put it best: the film Tales from Earthsea as directed by Gorō Miyazaki was a result of “when too much responsibility was shouldered by someone not equipped for it.”
Tags: 2011, Animation, Animation Editorials, Animation Review, Anime, BECK, chdr, Don East, Dragonpiece, Haruhi Suzumiya, Japanese animation, Mongolian Chop Squad, Notaku Diaries, otaku, Outlaw Star, RacattackForce, tetrisdork, ToonFaithful
We’re done with the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya! We’ll have to take on Endless Eight for the next two episodes, but we just have to roll with the punches. Oh sweet Suzumiya, we have to roll with the punches. In other news, Chdr wasn’t with us for this episode since he was in Texas planning out his future dictatorship over the state. So we replaced him with Dragonpiece…that’s a fair exchange, right? Don East also joined for the ride, sharing his distaste for BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. And as a first, we all agreed that Outlaw Star was actually okay this time around. In this episode, we knock the door into perfect free with Hit in the USA by Beat Crusaders, which was used as the opening theme for the first half of Mongolian Chop Squad. Then we turn away and leave you guys on the lonely rail with God Knows by Aya Hirano, which was used in episode 12 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Head below the jump for the shows and episodes we tackled in this episode…
Tags: 2011, Animation, Animation Editorials, Animation Review, Anime, BECK, chdr, Gurren Lagann, Haruhi Suzumiya, Japanese animation, Mongolian Chop Squad, Notaku Diaries, otaku, Outlaw Star, RacattackForce, Sketch, tetrisdork, ToonFaithful
Due to some miscommunication that was probably all my fault, these two episodes didn’t air on Toon Radio last Tuesday as was planned. As for the reason why these episodes would even air back-to-back in the first place is because we weren’t able to record episode 11 on the weekend it was supposed to be recorded, so we recorded them both the following weekend. Though I did send Robert the files for these episodes, a rerun of Episode 10 and an episode of the awesome GeekNights podcast aired in their place. Now time to talk about the episodes themselves: Sketch was on both on these episode, since he really wanted to be on at least one episode where we talk about Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. And who are we to deny him that? He was the one who suggested that we watch the series in the first place. There was also a bit in one of these episodes where we watched this Beat Crusaders music video…something I forgot whether I kept or not. One thing that I do remember cutting is a bit in Episode 12 where I admit that Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is the first Gainax production that I’ve ever watched. Feel free to ridicule me for that in the comments below.
EPISODE 11: The opening theme used in this episode is Bōken Desho Desho? (sung by Aya Hirano), which happens to be the opening theme for the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The closing theme is Hare Hare Yukai, also sung by Aya Hirano, and also from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
EPISODE 12: The opening theme is Libera Me From Hell, which is sung by Tarantula (from the band Spontania) & Kasahara Yuri, arranged by Iwasaki Taku, and used in the latter half of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. The ending theme is My World Down by the band Meister, and was used as the ending theme for the first half of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad.– RacattackForce
Head below the jump for the shows and episodes we tackled in these episodes…