Fox’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series was pretty great, but like its X-Men counterpart, it’s very much a product of the 1990s—something that becomes achingly obvious when you remember what Peter Parker wore outside of the Spidey suit. Need a reminder? Look no further than this awesome concept art from the series. »
Steven Universe graced our screens once again with a week of episodes purportedly about fusion and bringing the Crystal Gems together. Instead, a new fusion pairing actually gave us the chance for some strife between the Gems—and it turns out that they are just as fascinating apart as they are together.
Normally, I love America’s cute Southern drawl. Normally, sweet old ladies who generously bake apple pies for their friends are entirely inoffensive to me. But Tree Trunks can die alone in a forest somewhere in the Land of Ooo and it’d be her best appearance in an episode of Adventure Time. »
You can still step outside your door right now and have your pocket picked (or the modern version, having your iPhone snatched right out of your hand while you’re talking on it). But as these 19th century-early 20th century illustrations suggest, pickpockets and muggers used to be the pressing concern of the day. »
Scooby-Doo had plenty to teach us about meddling kids, hijinks, and the virtues of DIY van repair. But was there also a little something in there about the scientific method? »
Each day of the Annecy International Festival of Animation opens with a short film made by students at Gobelins School of the Image. This year, each of those very brief and beautiful animated films paid tribute to a woman who had a significant impact on the art of animation. »
Dracula is a grandfather in the first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, and he’s determined to bring out his toddling grandson’s inner monster. When Drac’s daughter Mavis considers moving out of the hotel to find a safer home for her kid, Drac gets desperate — and things get worse when Mel Brooks shows up as Drac’s… »
What is Steven Universe? Having launched last year as Cartoon Network’s first ever female-created animated series from ex-Adventure Time writer Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe is ostensibly a cartoon about the titular Steven discovering that he is a member of the Crystal Gems, a group of female alien superheroes who… »
It’s not like we’ve known this for a while, but Bruce Timm’s return to DC animation, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, wastes no time in getting down to the grim and gritty. See it in action in this first episode from the prequel web series, as new Batman, Kirk Langstrom, hunts down a psychotic Harley Quinn.
In the fun short film Pasteurized, an alien scientist spends his days in quiet research in his lab — that is, until he attracts the attention of a feline astronaut on its way to the moon. »
MATHEMATICAL! Pendleton Ward's dark, funny, technicolor weirdfest (aka Cartoon Network's Adventure Time) is being developed into a feature-length animated film by Warner Bros. »
This is the first real look at the rebooted, updated and live-action Jem and the Holograms movie. But does it meet our very high "glamour and glitter, fashion and fame" standards? Eehhhhh... »
Just try not to fall in love with The Two of Us, which feels like an entire epic fantasy film packed into six wordless minutes. It's a simple story of a boy and a girl on the run, but the world they inhabit is a visually rich one. »
Last week we gazed into the abyss, and the cold, dead eyes of the new International Rescue team from Thunderbirds gazed back. As movies and TV constantly seek to strip-mine your nostalgia for profit, redesigns like this are common. And sometimes, they go very wrong. Here are 11 awful makeovers of our childhood… »