Category Archives: Animaton

Exclusive Interview with Kevin Altieri, Batman: The Animated Series Director

For any comic book fan growing up in the 90s, there was one definitive shared after-school ritual: Watching Batman: The Animated Series on Fox. The Warner Bros. Animation cartoon series ran from 1992 to 1995, and yet in just those three years it redefined the capped crusader in more ways than we could list here and introduced an entire new generation to the greater DC Comics universe. Borrowing from the aesthetic style and tone of the two Tim Burton Batman films, Batman: The Animated Series... Read More

Adventure Time is Back With the New ‘Elements’ Miniseries

Returning after a brief few-month hiatus, the hit Cartoon Network series Adventure Time is kicking off its final miniseries Elements on Monday, April 24th at 7:30pm EST. This four-night special event picks up right where we left off with Finn (Jeremy Shada), Jake (John DiMaggio), and BMO (Niki Yang) on their return trip from the islands to the Land of Ooo. As it turns out, things have radically changed in their absence. Bridging the gap between the Islands and Elements miniseries,... Read More

Beauty and the Beast: A Comparative Study

I think we can all agree on one thing: 1991’s Beauty and the Beast is the best Disney film. Is it my favorite? No—that award goes to The Great Mouse Detective—however, it’s close. We’re given a strong female protagonist, a story of unrequited love, an arguably perfect villain, snappy song and dance numbers, and gorgeous animation. Put it all together and you have the first animated film nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. The movie is almost perfect, and what few... Read More

Squeedly-spooch, Doom Songs, and Waffles: The Top 5 Invader Zim Episodes

Those inept, megalomaniac proclamations of doom, the manic shrill exclamations in the background, and one kid clearly cursed with a really big head not standing between them and global domination. Since it first premiered on Nickelodeon back in 2001, Invader Zim’s been an obsession bordering on practical religion for an endless hoard of GIR (Rikki Simons)-quoting fans. With the recent news that the network finally came to their senses and are bringing back the Irken Invader and company for... Read More

Invader Zim is Back… Sort Of

People of Earth! The internet was “invaded” this week (pun intended) by the news that the cult-classic 2001  Nickelodeon  cartoon Invader Zim is making its return as a made-for-TV movie. This seems to be a new trend for the television network as part of an effort to revamp some of their most popular former cartoons into the modern-day, with other titles including Hey Arnorld and Rocko’s Modern Life slated to receive their own TV-movies as well. Invader Zim follows an... Read More

Rick and Morty is Back… April Fools! But no, Really!

Have you been waiting impatiently for season three of the most amazeballs show in the known multiverse?  Are you beginning to think that it’ll never air?  Well, Rick and Morty is streaming live right now…  April Fools!  No, but really, it is. Seriously.  Rick and Morty is back! Adult Swim, in perhaps the most ingenious moves ever, created an April Fools’ Day launch of the single-most anticipated episode they’ve ever aired.  Just a few hours ago links to watch... Read More

nerdslant Rebel Underground – “Secret Cargo” Review

This week on Rebel Underground we break down episode eighteen of Star Wars Rebels, continue our Chopper/R2D-2 feud, and soak in all the nebula space battles that dominate “Secret Cargo”. Check out our YouTube review below as we chat over Mon Mothma’s (Genevieve O’Reilly) daring play to bring the Rebellion together while Ezra (Taylor Gray) gets to sit in the pilot seat for the first time! While you’re at it, throw us a like, comment, and subscribe to catch all the... Read More

nerdslant Rebel Underground – “Through Imperial Eyes” Review

This week on Rebel Undeground we break down episode seventeen of Star Wars Rebels, remark on AP-5’s impeccable impression of a beloved Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy character, and sit on the edge of our seats as Admiral Thrawn closes in on the rebel spy within the Imperial ranks. Check out our YouTube review below as we chat over Agent Kallus’ (David Oyelowo) efforts to maintain his cover as Fulcrum with one of the greatest intergalactic tacticians right on... Read More

nerdslant Rebel Underground – “Legacy of Mandalore” Review

This week on Rebel Undeground we break down episode sixteen of Star Wars Rebels, wonder why “The Rains of Castamere” wasn’t included in the soundtrack, and revel in all the Mandalorian mayhem that ensues when you combine family issues with blasters, lightsabers, and jetpacks. Check out our YouTube review below as we chat over Sabine’s (Tiya Sircar) homecoming to Clan Wren as she tries to bring her clan and all of Mandalore into the Rebellion. While you’re at it, throw... Read More

nerdslant Rebel Underground – “Trials of the Darksaber” Review

Just in time for Star Wars Rebels’ return from their winter hiatus tomorrow night with the highly anticipated episode “Legacy of Mandalore”, Rick and I proudly present our first nerdslant Rebel Underground review of episode fifteen, “Trials of the Darksaber”. Both of us have been waiting for this episode ever since the mid-season teaser back in early January, actually, scratch that: We’ve been teeming with excitement ever since Kanan (Freddie Prinze... Read More