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The future of animation, or Pixar always wins

If you’ve read any of my articles at the Red Shirt Crew, you probably already know that I can be quite cynical when it comes to the future of modern media. The video game industry seems poised for a crash, directors like Michael Bay keep getting handed other favourite childhood series to destroy, and turning […]

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Classic cartoon Christmas, gifts for fans

It’s easy to find gifts for people that like current cartoons, but what do you get for those that love the classics? Chances are they’ve got all the DVDs (possibly several copies) so you can’t take the easy way out. Thankfully I’ve found that there a couple great options out there right now that can […]

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A Look Back At: Danny Phantom

In a world in which cartoons have taken a massive decline in overall quality (Cartoon Network is showing live action shows! Live action! Cartoon Network! I’m not getting over this), it’s nice to know there are still mainstays in the industry that keep churning out quality shows. Enter Butch Hartman, the animator most famous for […]

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Voltron: Defender of Nostalgia

Voltron is bound to spark nostalgia in many but for some around the world it’s a little different.

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Never Say Goodbye. After All, We’re Friends.

My name is Roger Gus Townson Jr. In the two years I have worked for Toy-TMA, some of you readers out there may have learned a thing or two about me. One, that I consider Avatar The Last Airbender to be the greatest cartoon on American television. Two, I have been an avid fan of […]

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You Gotta’ Deal With It: A Review of The Legend of Korra Season Finale

Originally, my plan for today was to post a review of Brave, the latest film by Pixar, which released last Friday. However, upon seeing it last Friday, It turned out to be a movie far different from what I was expecting. It was still a good movie, but it derailed so much form the movie […]

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Golgo 13 and my brief history with anime

I spent a year or two of my life pretending to be an anime fanboy. It didn’t stick but one thing did: Golgo 13.

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Tron: Uprising, more Tron than you could ever want

If you ask me, you can never have too much Tron and thankfully Disney is thinking the same thing. Tron: Uprising is a new cartoon that takes you back into the computer.

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Two Ninja Leaps Forward, One Step Back: Naruto Shippuden

A few months ago, I wrote about my impressions of the beginning half of Naruto, a series I formerly was staunchly hostile toward without actually ever watching/reading it to find out just why it was such a huge freaking hit. Rest assured, I did eventually give it a chance, and now, for better or worse, […]

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The many flavors of GI Joe cartoons

From comic books to movie screens, GI Joe has survived, but it thrives in the cartoon world.

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