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Steven Universe Keeps Giving Us Some of the Most Complex Heroes on TV

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.
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Why I Fell In Love With The Brilliant Steven Universe, And You Will Too

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… »6/16/15 8:00am6/16/15 8:00am

Kill La Kill Is Coming To Toonami, Everybody Get Naked And Party

The spiritual successor to the beloved anime series Gurren Lagann, Kill La Kill will make its U.S. television debut at 12:30 p.m. on February 7th! Given how saucy the show is — that's main character in her battle outfit, and that's not even mentioning the show's revolutionary nudists — this is just a touch insane. »1/27/15 3:00pm1/27/15 3:00pm

Steven Universe is a show about "fantasy's love affair with reality"

Rebecca Sugar was a crucial ingredient in Adventure Time, as an artist, writer and songwriter. And tonight sees the debut of her show Steven Universe, in which a little boy lives with a group of superpowered women. We talked to Sugar about why this show turns the usual relationship between fantasy and reality on its… »11/04/13 10:40am11/04/13 10:40am

The Titans fight giant robots and long grocery store lines in the first clip from Teen Titans Go!

Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series may be over, but there's some small consolation in the fact that the Teen Ttans are at least returning to Cartoon Network in Teen Titans Go! The original voice cast return for this goofier, more cartoon-y take on the young DC heroes, as might be evidenced by this… »4/02/13 8:40am4/02/13 8:40am

There's no debate necessary — here's the person who should make the next Star Wars cartoon

The Clone Wars are over… or they almost are. Disney has announced they’re ending the Clone Wars cartoon, and are beginning work on a new Star Wars cartoon set in a new timeframe. Whatever the end up picking, there’s only one man for the job of directing this thing: Genndy Tartakovsky. »3/14/13 8:00am3/14/13 8:00am

Evangelion and One Piece return to Cartoon Network's Toonami

Good news, everybody! In one of the very few positive things that have happened for the American anime industry over the last five or so years, the Evangelion 1.11 movie will be airing this upcoming Sunday (March 17th) as part of "Toonami's Birthday Party." And that's not all, because all-new episodes of One Piece »3/11/13 11:45am3/11/13 11:45am

Meet the real people who loaned their faces to Archer's goofy spies

In order to get the wonderful range of physical expressiveness we see in each episode of Archer, the animation team took thousands of photos of real people who would serve as models for the two-dimensional characters. And there are some interesting stories about the faces behind the faces—and why the production team… »2/09/13 9:30am2/09/13 9:30am