DC Nation is back! And while Cartoon Network and/or DC Entertainment continue to behave as if suddenly pulling two shows from the air for three months and not even informing those shows’ producers is totally normal (and it may very well be... in Bizarro World!!!), we’re just glad to have them back! While Green Lantern: The Animated Series is still in the round-up, we’re moving Young Justice to its own standalone review.
What’s in store for this week? Ben 10: Omniverse did the well-trodden “de-aging the characters” plot, Star Wars: The Clone Wars found a clone trooper with amnesia, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series went steampunk.
Sometimes all you need is a good guest star to make an episode go from “passable” to “interesting” and that’s exactly what happened in “Arrested Development” thanks to Read more
There was no new episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this week (in the United States, anyway), so this week's round-up is a show lighter than usual. But never fear, there’s still plenty of animation goodness to go around, as old friends of Ben’s returned on Ben 10: Omniverse, droids were drafted for a secret mission on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Trixie and Twilight Sparkle squared off again on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Finn collected all the mini-versions of the inhabitants of Ooo on Adventure Time.
“Many Happy Returns” was the episode I’ve been dreading since I have absolutely no connection to Kevin and Gwen, let alone a baseline for them as characters (I don’t have the time to catch up on 150 episodes!). As a result, I urge everyone to take my opinion ...Read more
It’s time for another TV.com animation round-up! This week, Ben 10: Omniverse revealed the secret of the mysterious twenty-third Mr. Smoothy’s location, Maul and Vizsla had their showdown for leadership on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a major sacrifice was made on Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Spike attempted to critter-sit on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned with the arrival of the Rat King.
So the mystery of the the twenty-third Mr. Smoothy’s turned out not to be as pivotal to the universe-copying from the first story arc as it seemed. I mean, it may still work out to be important, who knows, but “Store 23” would indicate that this particular mystery is solved.
The phantom store turned out to be a dimensional anomaly caused by Professor Hokestar. The flimflam alien had set ...Read more
Happy Saturday, and welcome back to the animation round-up! This week, Ben 10: Omniverse visited Rook’s home planet, Star Wars: The Clone Wars wrapped up the D-squad arc, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series got the band back together and introduced a new Blue Lantern.
Rook hass easily been my favorite thing about Ben 10: Omniverse, so an episode devoted to fleshing him out a bit was a welcomed one. But "Bros in Space" was sort of wheezy and tired, as episodes about people returning to their agrarian homes go.
Rook, it turns out, has been the black sheep of his family since he left Revonnah to become a Plumber, a move that sat none too well with his dad, who quickly fell into the traditionalist, disappointed parental figure role, complaining about heritage-denying and annoying offworlders. You’ve seen it a gazillion ...Read more
It’s time for this week's animation round-up! In the last few days, the Plumbers had to deal with a malfunctioning Omnitrix on Ben 10: Omniverse, the younglings and Ahsoka teamed up with Hondo to escape Grievous’s clutches on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Cutie Mark Crusaders dealt with a bully on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles acquired a new mode of transportation, and Finn climbed the most epic tree ever on Adventure Time.
The entire premise of “Outbreak,” that Dr. Psychobos needed to retrieve a component from the Omnitrix for his Nemetrix, begged the question of why Malware and Pyschobos bothered with Khyber in the first place—especially since Psychobos had very little trouble getting the component. Psychobos and Malware were at odds, as Malware (and then Khyber) wanted Ben destroyed and Psychobos was after ...Read more
The animation round-up is still as light as last week! This week, Adventure Time took the week off, leaving us with four shows instead of the usual five. On Ben 10: Omniverse, Ben and the crew stopped a pirate from putting ships in a bottle while on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, D-squad spent a day in a barren wasteland for an experimental episode. Meanwhile, on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo finally start bonding, and on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Baxter Stockman returned with his iconic mousers.
On TV.com’s Totally Tubular! podcast, there’s been some question as to why more procedurals aren’t reviewed on the site, with the reason often being that it’s a bit more difficult to dig into them week after week after week. Writers have the challenge of finding ways to ...Read more
Ben Tennyson was all set to be a solo hero, but Grandpa Max teams him up with a rookie, by-the-book partner, Rook Blonko. Flashbacks of 11 year old Ben are used to bridge various events that are shown in the present. With several new alien heroes to choose from, the fun is just getting started. It's a whole new Omniverse! The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing - Animation.moreless