Tag: Animation

DVD REVIEW: Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic – Animated Movie Made to Complement Video Game Stands on Its Own Merits!

Dante’s Inferno is an unusual direct-to-DVD release for two reasons: it’s only the second film tie-in to a videogame released the same day, and both adapt [very freely] Dante Alighieri’s epic poem of the same name. In the poem, Dante, more of a scholar than a fighter, finds his way into hell to save the […]

TELEVISION: The Goode Family – Safe as Milk – Pasteurized, Bacteria-Free, Boring Old Milk!

ABC’s new animated series, The Goode Family [Wednesdays, 9/8C], is the series from Mike Judge of King of the Hill fame. If it was a tenth as funny as that series, The Goode Family might be worth checking out. Instead, this comedy about the Goode family – vegan, non-confrontational, recycling, hybrid-driving – bends over backwards […]

DVD REVIEW: X-Men – Marvel Comic Book Collection Volumes 1 & 2 – The ‘90’s Animated Series Is Back!

Back in 1992, fans of Marvel Comics – and superheroes in general – were delighted to find Marvel’s merry band of mutants on Saturday morning television. The series, which ran for seventy-six episodes, brought Marvel’s unique brand of wit and topicality to kids’ TV and ran for five seasons over six years. X-Men Vol. 1 […]

DVD REVIEW: The Real Ghostbusters: The Complete Series – Sometimes Scary, Sometimes Funny, Always Smart!

Forget, for a minute, that the complete run of The Real Ghostbusters comes in a box that is the team’s fire station headquarters –with lenticular “no ghosts” symbol on one side and a lenticular Slimer on another. Ignore, also, that the five volumes that encompass the series are packaged in five steelbook cases and a […]