Cartoons and video games are a match made in heaven. Well, maybe not when the cartoon is actually based on a video game. Single shot animated stories in cartoons always seem to capture the quirky and obsessive nature of gaming in the most meaningful and hilarious light.
Star Butterfly, the titular character of Star vs The Forces of Evil, is a perfect princess for a show that’s filled with rainbows and magic. Don’t be fooled, however, as this modern heroine is anything but the delicate pushover her name implies.
Disney XD’s revitalized and rebooted DuckTales is a testament to the staying power of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. It’s also a grand showing of how far animation in general has come since 1987.
Last night’s Rick and Morty wasn’t the premiere, as the first episode of season 3 ran on April 1st. This is the start of the season proper, and while it wasn’t as inventive as classic episodes like “Total Rickall” or “Interdimensional Cable,” the confidence of the writing lets the show’s characters grow without…
Laika animator Kevin Parry’s “100 Walks” is a reference video for animators that’s pretty fun for the rest of us, too. If you really want to use these walks as a reference, there’s a straightforward version on YouTube, but this Twitter version moves faster and has a snappy soundtrack. Our favorites are “flower child”…
Between a catalog of killer games on the Genesis and the Archie Comic series, Sonic the Hedgehog was a fixture of my childhood. At the height of Sonic mania, there was a handful of cartoon shows. My favorite was based on the comics and is now affectionately called Sonic SatAM. But is it as good as I remember?
It looks like beloved alien hellshow Invader Zim is coming back. Nickelodeon Animation’s Twitter account just posted a teaser, explaining that “Soon you will all know the taste of DOOM...Again!”
Whether you’re new to anime or already a harcore fan, there are two streaming services that you need to know: Crunchyroll and Funimation. One brings you subtitled simulcasts of shows currently airing in Japan, while the other provides dubbed versions of all-time favorites. Either way, you’ll have more anime than…
Excellent news: Samurai Jack is back next month! Even excellenter news: To celebrate, Adult Swim is streaming all 52 episodes of the show on loop, available for free online with no ads, right goddamn now. You should watch all of it, of course, but here are 10 episodes you just can’t miss before the new season returns…
Launching October 28 on Netflix, Skylanders Academy taps top animation, voice and production talent to make the toys-to-life game characters livelier than ever. Check out the official trailer.
The worlds of gaming and animation have been living in harmony for over 30 years. There have been plenty of shows based on gaming’s greatest icons and plenty of games based on classic cartoon characters. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t.
Anime is like chocolate: often, easily consumable with a machine-stamped taste and shape; less often, a rich, subtle experience you can’t quite understand after just one bite.
Lately, I’ve become enamored with cultural experiences associated with Summer—namely, the spookiness of ghost stories and myths, where wild imaginations help whittle away the hot days. Re-watching Gravity Falls fuels my interest, and its “Summerween” episode is a perfect nightmare—with a twist.
Even if you’ve been obsessed with playing Pokémon Go the past few weeks, you probably have no idea who Jason Paige is. But if you grew up watching the animated series, you definitely know his voice. He sang the epic theme song for the US version of the Pokémon cartoon. Think the resurgence in popularity is doing Paige…
Just because it has the word “party” in front of it doesn’t make what the Weird Al Yankovic-voiced Cheese Sandwich is riding on any less of a tank.
Nothing is known about the return of Samurai Jack. All fans have to go on is a six second trailer and a brief announcement that the show will be premiering on Adult Swim’s Toonami block sometime this year.
Well, this exists.
More than 30 animators brought in their unique styles for the Reanimation Project’s attempt to remake the beloved intro of Super Smash Bros. Melee.