Category: TV Cartoons Reviews

"Auto Erotic Assimilation" on 'Rick and Morty'

‘Rick and Morty’ for People Who Aren’t ‘Rick and Morty’ Fans

Or, How Some Rabid Fans Ruin Rick and Morty For Everyone Or, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things If you don’t have cable, or aren’t into animation, you may not know about Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show Rick and Morty. But you may have seen some memes of something called “Pickle Rick.” You […]

Here's what to expect in Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants

‘Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants’ is Tech Happy

In Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants, Batman battles a variety of DC’s best villains. He’s not alone in his battle, however. Batman has the help of not only his best sidekicks, but also a giant mech suit. The Batman Unlimited series has gone from goofy to good in just a few short DVDs. What started out as […]

Forming Voltron

‘Voltron’ Review for Netflix Cartoon

Voltron: Defender of the Universe was a cultural touchstone in th ’80s. Now, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are rebooting Voltron with a new look and a new cast. The result is that Voltron Legendary Defender has the makings of an epic cartoon adventure series. Voltron Legendary Defender is the rebirth of a legend. Five unsuspecting teenagers (well, one seems older […]

Rick and Morty Season 2 on DVD

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 2 Review

Rick and Morty Season 2 builds on the out-of-the-gate success of the first season. When it premiered in 2013, Rick and Morty became an instant hit on Adult Swim, following in the footsteps of the late-night cartoon network’s other hits, like Robot Chicken and The Boondocks. Rick and Morty Season 2 sees a little deeper exploration of the characters […]

Shaggy and Scooby in LEGO Scooby-Doo: Haunted Hollywood

‘LEGO Scooby-Doo: Haunted Hollywood’

LEGO Scooby-Doo: Haunted Hollywood combines the cleverness of LEGO animation and the goofy humor of Scooby-Doo, in a cartoon movie that’s been updated for modern day. Disclaimer: I was given a free copy by Warner Bros. for the purposes of a review. LEGO Scooby-Doo: Haunted Hollywood begins with a familiar scene: Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and […]


Are Avengers Cartoons as Good as the Movies?

Marvel is everywhere, not just in movie theaters. A bunch of Avengers cartoons have aired on TV for years. But, how do Avengers cartoons stack up against the blockbuster movies? And are they part of the Avengers canon? Media Medusa’s comic book expert, Mike Brown, breaks down the Avengers cartoons that you can watch on demand […]

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown / ABC

‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ Review

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is based on the famous comic strip by the late Charles M. Schulz, titled Peanuts. After the success of the first Peanuts holiday cartoon, titled A Charlie Brown Christmas, producer Lee Mendelson and animator Bill Melendez decided to create a Halloween cartoon special. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, […]

Superjail! Gunning for Glory

‘Superjail!’ Review

Superjail! looks like a poor man’s Metalocalypse. It uses lots of disturbing Satanic imagery, blood and gore. But the premise is more interesting: The world’s worst criminals locked away in the world’s craziest prison. Seemingly, this setting would allow for a lot of great storytelling. But Superjail!, sadly, isn’t about telling a story, but about […]

The Wild Thornberrys / Nickelodeon

‘The Wild Thornberrys’ Guide

The Wild Thornberrys premiered in September 1998 and aired until 2004 with reruns airing on Nicktoons and CBS from 2002-2007. The Wild Thornberrys is full of laughs for the whole family. Though the children can be a bit cheeky at times, they are smart and thoughtful. Throw in all the interaction with animals, and the series will […]

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness / Nickelodeon

‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness’ Review

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness follows the further adventures of Po, the energetic, enthusiastic, legendary Dragon Warrior panda, from DreamWorks Animation’s hit movie franchise, Kung Fu Panda. Po grows into the role of the Dragon Warrior and is aided by his mentor Shifu and the Furious Five: Tigress, Mantis, Crane, Monkey and Viper. As […]

Modern Toss / IFC

‘Modern Toss’ Review

Modern Toss premiered in the United States on IFC on March 17, 2009. Previously, the show aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom on 2004. The TV series is based on the creators’ comic and website, also titled Modern Toss. It’s not a show for the easily offended. Premise Modern Toss is a sketch […]

Napoleon Dynamite / FOX

‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Review

Napoleon Dynamite is a FOX cartoon that’s based on the Napoleon Dynamite movie, which was released in 2004 and became a cult classic. The animated comedy is  voiced by the film’s original actors. Napoleon Dynamite premiered on January 15, 2012. Characters Napoleon Dynamite is a 16-year-old boy convinced, for no apparent reason, that he is […]

The PJs / Adult Swim

‘The PJs’

The PJs premiered on the Fox network on October 8, 2000. The cartoon moved to the WB in 2000. Now The PJs airs on Adult Swim. The cartoon was created using stop-motion animation. The PJs iconic logo was a manhole cover. Premise Thurgood Stubbs lives with his wife Muriel in the housing project where he […]

Tripping the Rift: The Movie

‘Tripping the Rift: The Movie’

Tripping the Rift: The Movie takes our ship’s crew on a trip to space, where the evil Bobo learns that his daughter is carrying Captain Chode’s love child. In order to prevent this catastrophe, Bobo sends the Exterminator back in time to stop Chode from impregnating his daughter. Tripping the Rift was a late-night cartoon on […]

It's a Spongebob Christmas!

‘It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!’ Review

It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! is the first full-length, stop-motion animated episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. That means that in this episode, rather than using traditional, 2D animation that is drawn, colored and animated, the production team used 3D models of the characters and locations, snapping a shot every time they move a millimeter; then all of […]

The Story of Santa Claus

‘The Story of Santa Claus’ Review

The Story of Santa Claus, an animated, musical holiday special featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry revolves around a gentle toymaker whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas. The Story of Santa Claus was originally broadcast on December 4, 1996. Ed Asner (Up) is […]

Gift of the Night Fury / DreamWorks Animation

‘DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury’ Review

Gift of the Night Fury, which picks up where 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon left off, is excellent, in every way: animation, acting and story. The only thing wrong with the DreamWorks Dragons holiday special is that it was over too soon. I wanted more, more, more. Lucky for me a sequel to How […]

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic / The Hub / Hasbro

‘My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’ Review

My Little Pony: Frienship Is Magic may be based on a line of toys, but this cartoon is anything but plastic. I confess I never watched the original cartoon, nor am I a fan of cartoons based on toys, but My Little Pony: Frienship Is Magic rises above other toy-based cartoons with thoughtful dialogue, intriguing […]

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk / Cartoon Network

‘DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk’ Review

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk premiered on Cartoon Network. The Academy Award-nominated film, How To Train Your Dragon, serves as the launching pad for the third episodic television series from DreamWorks Animation and its first-ever on Cartoon Network. (Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness air on Nickelodeon.) This weekly animated series […]

Danny Phantom / Nickelodeon

Essential ‘Danny Phantom’ Episodes

Danny Phantom unveils the adventures of Danny Fenton, who straddles two worlds as a shy freshman at Casper High and a heroic phantom-fighter with ghostly superpowers. He is transformed into a half-human, half-ghost teenager after and experiment in his father’s laboratory goes wrong. With his best friends, techno-geek Tucker and free-thinking Goth girl Sam, Danny […]

Avatar: The Last Airbender / Nickelodeon

Avatar: The Last Airbender Review

Our Avatar: The Last Airbender review focuses on the characters, as well as the biggest episodes of four books. The epic story of Avatar: The Last Airbender follows the journey of Aang, a young boy torn between fulfilling his fate as the long-awaited Avatar and just wanting to be a regular kid. Aang is called […]

Archer "Fugue and Riffs" / FX

‘Archer’ Review of Late-Night Cartoon

Archer is an animated comedy on F/X that spoofs the spy genre. With decidedly adult dialogue and storylines, Archer combines the look of Johnny Quest with the humor of a sketch comedy. Our Archer review covers the characters and creators, as well as the cast’s performance. Characters The characters of Archer make the cartoon worth watching. […]

The Amazing World of Gumball Review

‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ Review

Our The Amazing World of Gumball review focuses on the kaleidoscope of brightly-colored characters. Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Mom and Dad (said characters) are animated against real photographs, such as real-life sets for home, school and even Laser Video. The combination of 2D and 3D images makes for edgy viewing, but the content and dialogue is safe […]

"Dan Vs. The Bank" courtesy of The Hub

‘Dan Vs.’ Review

Dan objects to just about everything in the world around him. That’s what makes him Dan, and what makes Dan Vs. one of the best TV cartoons on The Hub television network, the TV destination for kids and their families that is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc.. Dan Vs. premiered on […]


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