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Category Archives: Cartoons

Freddy Krueger has a Neat History!

Want to see the visual history of horror icon Freddy Krueger animated with awesome skill? Of course you do!

Hats off to the good folks/dude at Tell It Animated! Much like Jason, I never watched any Nightmare on Elm Street movies as a kid. In fact, I don’t think I’ve gone back to watch any of them either. I did watch the new reboot…but didn’t care for it. Still, these videos rule.

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Those Maniacs! They Blew it Up! My Disney Animated Dream is Dead!

My dream of an Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe is dead. Probably.

I had such high hopes. And it made so much sense in my mind. The dream was a crystal clear vision of a bunch of interlocking Disney cartoon shows from my youth, a vast tapestry of fan favorite characters and shows intermingling in the new DuckTales to all our glorious benefit.

In today’s age of epic cartoon mythologies and reveals, I thought for sure the creative minds behind DuckTales were really going to do what they were teasing.

But no. They’re not. The Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe is dead before it even began.

They have squandered Darkwing Dark. And I’m sure that’s only the beginning.

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Definitely the terror that flaps in the night

That is a screenshot from last Friday’s new episode of DuckTales. Darkwing had been promised for the show and anticipation was high. Friday’s episode was the promised introduction of Gizmoduck, a personal favorite, and the episode was fine (not really, I didn’t care for it). But nobody expected the episode to kick-off with an extended sequence of Darkwing Duck taking on some of his classic foes, Crackerjack, Megavolt and Liquidator!

Join me after the jump for why the arrival of Darkwing Duck in the new DuckTales cartoon has killed the dream.

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Overdoing It: 6 Surprise Villain Reveals in Recent Disney Movies

Disney Villains are nearly as iconic as Disney Princesses, and way more notable and memorable than Disney Heroes. Disney Villains are an institution unto themselves, with their own brands of clothing, TV shows and even Disney Channel movies. And why not? Ursula, Captain Hook, Judge Frollo, Hades, Maleficent; these are legendary characters who have earned their place in pop culture.

But I’ve noticed something kind of weird in recent Disney movies…they don’t really have major, iconic villains anymore. Instead, Disney keeps trying to surprise us with a villain twist.

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Lulling you into a false sense of security

Obviously this isn’t a trait of Disney movies alone. Lots of films have surprise villains. But looking back at some recent films, almost every major Disney animated feature film from the 2010s has featured a surprise villain twist. Where a character we thought was a good guy is later revealed to be the villain. That’s weird, right? Like, do they not realize that they’re all doing it? Maybe if they were more spread out, it wouldn’t be as weird. But, with the exception of one of the earliest examples back in the late 90s, most Disney animated films in the past five years have featured a surprise villain twist.

I really think this is a weird trend and I hope they stop soon. SPOILERS for a bunch of recent Disney/Pixar movies.

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I Can’t Wait for Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

I love Teen Titans Go! I loved the original cartoon, sure. But Teen Titans Go! is something truly special. I know a lot of people hate it, but man, those people are squaresville, daddy-o! This show is hilarious and is one of the best examples of trolling in television!

So bring on the movie!

Love it! Hilarious trailer! Can’t wait! Though as much as I love Will Arnett, they probably should have gotten someone other than the voice of LEGO Batman to do Slade. What happens if they want to do a crossover?!

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Star Wars: Resistance Revealed!

The next Star Wars animated series has been announced! Star Wars: Resistance will take place in the period before The Force Awakens and will focus on badass fighter pilots! Always a fun topic!

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I loved The Clone Wars and Rebels was pretty darn good, so clearly the people behind these animated shows — like Dave Filoni — know what they’re doing. I’m definitely on board.

The new show will star fighter pilot Kazuda Xiono, who is recruited by the Resistance to spy on the First Order. We’ll get cameos from BB-8, Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. That sounds pretty neat. Finn and Rey are probably way out of the loop, but eh, they get that whole first movie.

Han Solo and Chewbacca are also cruising around the galaxy during this period. So who knows what we’ll see!

Definitely looking forward to this one.

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