MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! If you have not seen the Amphibia Season 3 finale, go watch that and then come back here! Amphibia recently finished its three season run on May 14th with "The Hardest Thing". This finale was so heart wrenching for me, I was sitting in my bedroom crying while watching it. The show … Continue reading The Hardest Thing – Amphibia Series Finale Review (SPOILERS!!)
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I like boys, I like loud music, I like gyrating. I'm thirteen. Set in Toronto, Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red follows thirteen year old Meilin Lee (Rosalie Chiang) as she deals with the parental pressures, and her fluctuating emotions that turn her into a giant red Panda. The opening scene is quick, a little chaotic, … Continue reading TURNING RED: Being a Teenager is Fun, Loud, and Messy.
A look at what it means to be an animation student! Are you in middle school or high school, or just someone looking to one day enter the field of animation? As with many careers, college is not the only option to go about learning skills for entering the field, however it is still an … Continue reading The Next Frame
Credit: Lauren Mayer We sat down with the voice behind Big Nate from the new series Big Nate (2022), Benjamin Giroux, and got to talk with him about the series, recording during the pandemic, improvised comedy, and much much more! One of the works you’re best known for is your portrayal of The Toddler in … Continue reading Interview with the voice of Big Nate, Ben Giroux
The title says it all; I went to this con and it has its ups and downs. Given that it's now part of the national news cycle, this is a good time to talk about it. Thanks to the Crave team for hosting my review on the site! All opinions expressed in this piece are, … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of AnimeNYC: Pandemic Edition
There are certain things that live action productions don’t do justice to - unless they have Marvel’s budget. That’s why, to me, animation is the superior medium for any story, but especially those that challenge genre conventions and the mundanity of everyday life. With animation, anything you imagine can be created - there aren’t any limits. … Continue reading Squash & Stretch – Five Episodes That Make the Most of the Animated Form.
From bickering over the most trivial of matters to enjoying each others company, the sibling experience makes for some great stories. So it would come as no surprise that it is the basis for a lot of children television. Max and Ruby, Drake and Josh, The Suite Life and Gravity Falls are but a few, … Continue reading Charlie and Lola 2021 Review
Bob’s Burgers takes extreme care with its Halloween episodes, from the costumes, to the concepts, down to the pop up store next door, and exterminator van in the title sequence. With that said, I have picked five of the best Halloween episodes from seasons one to ten. This ranking is based on humour, scariness, story, … Continue reading Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street – Top Five Bob’s Burgers Halloween Episodes Ranked.
The story-driven cartoons that you need to be watching! By Elise It seems that time and time again animation fans are faced with the question “What do I watch now?”. After popular story-driven shows such as Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, and many others ended in the late 2010’s, animation fans found themselves drawn … Continue reading So What Now? What’s Next?
By: Eno I Heart Arlo came out two months ago, following up on Arlo the Alligator Boy, an animated movie that came out in April. The story follows the misadventures of Arlo and his friends as they work to fix up the town of Seaside by the Sea Shore. You don’t need to watch the … Continue reading I Heart Arlo: A Review