So, I’m bored & I love “Batman The Brave & Bold” so I figured “what the hell” and wrote a review of a recent episode I enjoyed. Now note, this particular episode has yet to air in the US but it’s available to download from iTunes, Zune, PSN, & Amazon.com. (more…)
Tags: Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, DC, Don East, review, Superman, Wonder Woman
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.
So, 2010 is over and with that another year of memories of days gone by both good and bad. And there were some new cartoons and well, Sketch & RaccattackForce aren’t the only one that can do retrospectives here so here is Don East’s 2010 in review!
Note: I didn’t watch GI Joe Renegades, the Avengers, & My Little Ponies Friendship Is Magic so I won’t talk about them. And despite temptation, I’m only talking about Western Animation, not Anime. Panty & Stocking, consider yourselves lucky for now.
Tags: Christmas, Gurren Lagann, Nia Teppelin, Simon, SimonXNia
Merry Christmas everyone, sorry I haven’t been posting that much. A combination of Anime Abomination, college finals, and getting ready for the holiday season (along with getting into Doctor Who) put a dent in my writing. But since it is Christmas, I really should post at least something related to the holiday so here’s some SimonXNia under the mistletoe.
On the behalf of the Real Scratch Pad, have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.
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Tags: Anime, Anime Week
Well, I wanted to do an article on “Scooby Doo: Mystery INC.” before the show resumes this Monday but apparently the boss wants me to do some anime article. For those of you who don’t know who I am, along with posting on this blog, I also run a semi-sort-of-successful cult classic-like anime review series. (GO WATCH) And up to this point I hardly ever talked about anime since well I just use my show as an OP/ED when it came to anime from time to time. I want to use the Scratch Pad as a way to vent out my thoughts on other fields besides just anime. But if I have to do this, fine, the Anime Abomination guy will tell you what I think you should watch.
I love giant robots, I mean who doesn’t, they’re awesome. Now I also loved Samurai Jack, in fact I consider the greatest show on Toonami. Now a few months ago I heard about a show coming to Cartoon Network called Sym-Bionic Titan… I had absolutely no clue what it was. In fact, I thought it was just some bland acquisition like Metajets. Boy was I wrong, so very, very, wrong. Instead, Sym-Bionic Titan is a new series created by Genndy Tartakovsky in his first project the Cartoon Network since the Star Wars Clone Wars. (And I mean the minisodes not the series. You know the good one) So, will this Clash of the Titans or the remake of Clash of the Titans? Only one way to find out…
Oh and by the way, there are spoilers for the first episode in this review so consider yourself warned.
Why? Just why? Whose bright idea was this and can I call the men in white coats on him? (more…)
I flipping love “Batman: the Brave & the Bold!” I love how it’s so light hearted & fun with its dinosaur-riding gorillas, awesomely hammy king of the seas, and transformer batmobiles. I also love the fact that it uses Batman’s popularity to introduce the mainstream public b-list & c-list characters from the DCU. For some, like Blue Beetle, Kamandi, & the Metal Men, this marks their first animated appearance. Others like Booster Gold, Vixen, & Jonah Hex got to make their debut in the DCAU. Then there are the heroes who actually had their start decades ago and you might be surprised who came first and where. After the jump, join me for THE DEBUT OF THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD!
Tags: 2-D, 3-D, CGI, Dreamworks, Pixar
Okay, kind of a cop-out this week, I can’t think of an actual topic or series to review and I’m currently finishing that other thing I do online. But to fill my quota, here’s a reversion of something I made for my college speech class last semester. The topic is about 2-D & 3-D art styles, I must warn you I wrote this to a more mainstream audience. Also, it’s a short one, ranging at about five minutes when spoken but once again, sorry I’ll bring something new next week.
Tags: Buzz Lightyear, Disney, Pixar, Toy Story, Woody
Since you all demanded it, I, Don East, is now an official member of the Scratch Pad. I haven’t really figured what I’m going to do exactly but until then here’s a review one of the most anticipated animated feature films in recent years, “Toy Story 3.” The voice cast includes Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, and Ned Beatty and is directed by Lee Unkrich. Now I warn you, if you haven’t seen the movie, beware of spoilers. (more…)