Category Archives: Cartoons

Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken Looks Terrible

It’s Friday and I don’t have a lot to share, but one movie trailer did come across the internet yesterday and it’s terrible. The next Dreamworks animated film will be Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken, and I think this thing looks like hot garbage. Judge for yourself, though be warned that this is one of those trailers that seems to give away the entire plot of the movie.

Everybody about this looks bad, from the character designs to the story to the plot points. Why is she posing as a regular human teenager? And if she is, how does she explain why she’s blue? And then it leads to a scene where she’s got super powers? Why does she specifically have a set of super powers, like a comic book character? This isn’t a superhero movie.

The only thing I can support about this film is that it seems to end this teenage, coming of age animated film with a kaiju battle, which is cool. But then that gives away the ending, right? Not cool, movie trailer.

Anyway, it’s Friday, let’s get to the weekend. Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken comes to theaters on June 30.


Ride Shiny and Bonkers on the Rainbow Road!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is on its way and they’ve treated us to one last trail ahead of the big premiere. This one is really bonkers, throwing all sorts of Mario stuff at the screen, from power-ups to the glory of Mario Kart. Clearly the filmmakers just wanted to pack as much Mario as possible into their Mario movie. Sounds fun to me!

Short, sweet, and still full of bad voice acting. This is the first time we’re hearing Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong and…it’s just Seth Rogen. And Chris Pratt’s Mario remains terrible. Alas. But I’m hopefully going to be able to put that aside to just enjoy a wild and crazy Super Mario Bros. Movie. Bring it all on!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie comes to theaters on April 5.


My 6 Favorite Ninja Turtles Characters

In news that I’m sure excited you as much as it did me, the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is going to lean heavily into a bunch of random mutant characters! Subtitled “Mutant Mayhem,” the new movie debuted its trailer and voice cast this week, and I’m as giddy as a school girl. Ninja Turtles were my jam as a young child in the 1980s. I watched all the cartoons, but the Ninja Turtles were my favorite. And I’m a sucker for nearly every new reboot that comes out.

I love the new character designs

Much to my surprise, Mutant Mayhem is going to feature a ton of obscure and also ran characters from Turtle lore. Mondo Gecko? Genghis Frog? Ray Fillet?! I am so on board! I was a huge collector of the Ninja Turtles action figures as a kid. I loved all the weird, random mutants they introduced in the toyline. And it was even more fun when they then showed up in the cartoon. And then it gets even more fun when they also get rebooted with every new iteration. So you best believe I’m even more excited about this new movie than I was a week ago. And what better way to celebrate than to run down some of my favorite TMNT characters? For nostalgia’s sake!

Join me after the jump for my favorite characters in TMNT lore, be it comics, movies, toys, cartoons or rock shows. And feel free to share your own favorite such characters in the comments below!

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First Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting rebooted yet again, and I’m here for it. I will always be here for it. I was a very young child in the 1980s and watched all those toy commercial cartoons, and the Ninja Turtles were my favorite! So I will always be on board for another TMNT movie. And this one looks pretty darn cool!

I love the animation style. Into the Spider-Verse has really freed animated movies to reach beyond the Disney aesthetics, and I love the look of this film. I love the youthful nature of the Turtles and their smooth, rapid fire dialogue. They’re all voiced by actual teenagers, and I think that’s neat. This movie looks darn cool!

And the recently announced cast list includes characters like Mondo Gecko, Ray Fillet and my personal favorite, Wingnut! So you best believe I am fully on board a new TMNT reboot that includes a whole menagerie of fun mutants from the lore!

TMNT: Mutant Mayhem comes to theaters on Aug. 4.


Ant-Man Isn’t Doing Well at the Box Office, But He Still Looks Cool Animated

I enjoyed Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, but it’s getting picked apart at the box office and in critical reviews. Alas. I’m a huge Marvel fanboy, but I can definitely see the cracks in the film, though I still insist it’s an enjoyable and entertaining watch. People are just eager for Marvel Studios to fail. Live long enough to see yourself become the villain, eh?

Anyway, Ant-Man is the latest subject of Tell It Animated, and this video is another banger!

I love this dude’s videos! I hope he’s been very successful. Ant-Man is my favorite Avenger largely because of the cool look of his modern costumes. And Ant-Man’s costumes are some of my favorite in the MCU. So this was a super fun video!

And, as always, the next video he should make is Robin!


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