This week's round-up is a bit lighter than usual, as Cartoon Network has very suddenly and unexpectedly pulled the DC Nation Block—Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice—from its schedule, and according to the DC Comics and Cartoon Network Twitter feeds, the programming block won’t return until January. Consider this, as a friend of mine called it, a “Crisis on Infinite Saturday Mornings.”
Neither party has announced the reason for this sudden hiatus, or whose idea it was. But you know, a two-and-a-half month hiatus following two weeks of new episodes that started after a nearly three-month hiatus makes perfect sense. Really. It does. ON EARTH-2. I don’t get it. At all.
We were still on Onderon as “Front Runners” began, and the Jedi-trained rebels were beginning their campaign against the droids stationed in the ...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
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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in an all-new animated series on Nickelodeon! Surfacing topside for the first time on their fifteenth birthday, the titular turtles, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello, find that life out of the sewers isn't exactly what they thought it would be. Now the turtles must work together as a team to take on new enemies that arise to take over New York City.
The series has won 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special, Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special and Outstanding Sound Mixing - Animation.moreless