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Analysis: Queen Marlena is a Knight

“The Masters of the Universe” is a little curious franchise to talk about.

If you were to describe it, it sounds like every toyline meant to appeal to boys ever:  Strong Heroes have to fight evil villains (Granted, there is more to it than that, but you get the idea)

Talking about Filmation’s animated series “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” from a modern perspective is… a little more interesting

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Analysis: The True Tragedy of Jasper

Steven Universe has, once again, entered into hiatus after a lenghty period of new episodes being released. Among said episodes was a story-arc dedicated to the return of the gem Jasper and her conflict with the Crystal Gems. This arc also showed us more of her character. The most noteworthy thing being,

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Review: Kulipari an Army of Frogs

When the Amphibilands, a village populated by frogs who live in peace and protected by a magical barrier known as the Veil, is in danger after the evil scorpion ruler Marmoo join forces with the Spider Queen Jarrah, a young frog named Darel must venture out of the Veil to seek the Kulipari, an ancient clan of poisonous frog warriors who defend the Amphibilands from evil.

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Recap Steven Universe: Steven Floats

The Story so far: after concluding all their business in the barn, the Gems finally return to the temple for some well deserved rest and having some Catching up to do

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Review: The Origin of Voltron

“In an all-new series, five unlikely heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the megapowerful Voltron and save the galaxy.”

Produced by Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos (alumni from “The Last Airbender” franchise) comes the reboot of the  Anime cult classic Voltron (in itself a Re-dub of the obscure anime Go-Lion): Voltron: Legendary Defender

This series, from the hands of Dreamworks Animation and distributed by Netflix worldwide, is the second attempt of modernizing the franchise after the unsuccesful attempt that was the TV Show “Voltron  Force”. But instead of being a sequel to the original show, this one is a full-out reboot and reimagining of said series. All the while using the blend of western animation and Anime that was involved in the creation of both Legend of Aang and Legend of Korra (in fact, the animation was done by Studio Mir, who also worked on Korra). Continue reading Review: The Origin of Voltron

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Opinion: “progressive” writers, an animated show is more progressive than you

At this point, you may have heard of the whole backlash against a seies of so-called “progressive” shows after they started to simultaneously kill their minority characters (mostly the ones who qualified for LGBT+ representation) in a way that would make you think thewriters and producers had had a secret meeting in where they agreed to do this together, if only because that is slightly more believable than the sad truth that the writers decided to throw their minority characters to the side to give the spotlight to the “straight, white) hero or pretend they were “mature” via shock value.

While it is not a trend that affect LGBT+ characters exclusively but PoC characters, too, I am going to focus on the former for this article. I am not ignoring their particular struggle and the problems they have, just not addressing it just yet Continue reading Opinion: “progressive” writers, an animated show is more progressive than you

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Review: Power Puff Girls 2016: Just go watch We Bare Bears

If someone where to speak about Cartoon Network back in the nineties, there are two, maybe three shows that are more than likely to be brought up. One of them is Craig McCracken’s Power Puff Girls.

Now, the best way to describe Power Puff Girls would be to say, a Magical Girl/Superhero show with a very saccarine premise… in a very ugly setting. By this i don’t mean that it is a crapsack world (altough at times it was), but rather that there was a certain intentional disparity between the apparent colorfulness of the characters and how violent it could become or how grotesque the villains and monsters could be. And this was, in part, because of the very creative and expressive characters design as well as strong writing that cleverly set itself to demolish your expectations of a show starring three sisters.

One of the reasons for the shows success was that it took two elements that were seemingly at odds with each other (girliness  and scary, violent imagery),combined them and played them straight. Thus creating a product that was unique both in look and feeling.

The Reboot drops all that and decides to be generic as possible. Continue reading Review: Power Puff Girls 2016: Just go watch We Bare Bears

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Analysis: Mulan and Visual Storytelling

I really like Mulan. it may be one of my three favorite disney movies from the nineties and i believe it is a bit underrated. Continue reading Analysis: Mulan and Visual Storytelling

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Ten movies & TV Specials to see in Halloween With Your Friends

Halloween is coming up soon, and wether you are living in the United States or not (this being my case) that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it by watching something with your friends! so here are 10 things you can watch in october 31! Continue reading Ten movies & TV Specials to see in Halloween With Your Friends

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