If been reading this blog long enough, you may have realized I was a nineties kid and adored the classic Nickelodeon/Disney/Cartoon Network shows of that era. One of my favourite with a shadow of a doubt was Rugrats, as the diaper adventures of Tommy, Phil, Lil and Chuckie were a must-watch whenever it was tv. Hell, I even enjoyed the spin-off 'All Grown up'. So naturally, news of a modern reboot got me excited as well, scared of the likelihood it will be a disaster. No idea on that front yet, but here's a brand new trailer to give us an idea on where this is going:
Another year and another Academy Awards have come and went. And as per usual, our predictions for the winners in both animation categories came up short. Hhmm...What's that? I actually got it right this year? Both Soul and If Anything Happens I Love You won an Oscar? Well, hot diggity damn, I finally got one right!
The world today exist in some weird alternative realm. Not only do we continue to struggle for normalcy during a global pandemic, but racial discriminations and other forms of prejudices have come to the fore in a way we have not seen in decades. During all of this, many discussions about racial diversification and representation in animation were held. Even anime placed was placed under a larger microscope. Now, call it perfect timing or sheer coincidence, Netflix is readying an all-new anime with a black lead character. Here's a first look at Yasuke:
Worried that your upcoming Summer would be void of some awesome odd ball Sci-Fi Comedy? Then the kind folks over at Adult Swim revealed some welcome news with the announcement of Rick & Morty season 5 premièring June 20. The first episode will premiere at 11pm ET/PT, and will be the crowning jewel of a day-long celebration of the show that will offer behind-the-scenes footage, look aheads for the rest of the season, and “special surprises” across TV, digital, and social media platforms.
Now, if you were like me and was dreading at the thought of signing up for yet another online subscription service due to The Boondocks rebooting heading exclusively to HBO MAX? Then here's some bittersweet news for you as according to the official Boondocks Instagram page, the beloved animated series is now set to return in 2022.
I am flogging what is surely the decrepit remains of the COVID-19 horse by once again mentioning that 2020 was a rough year for the animation film industry. However, as the saying goes, "the show must go on", and so does this year's Academy Awards. The nominees for each category have been revealed, including those in animation.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.