Ahh, Thanksgiving...A time for family, a time for Football, a time for tur...HOLD UP! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Jamaica, but as a lover of all things animation, I have been unable to escape taking part in the annually big Hollywood release. Last year we got Frozen 2, but this year it's all about the original Homosapien family as The Croods: A New Age releases today. So, is it a film to give thanks for this year? Or something that can be thrown out with the bad turkey? Here's the review roundup:
Today has been a pretty eventful day for fans of the niche DS game 'The World Ends With You'. Not only is the 13 years old game getting a sequel next year, but an anime adaption is also on its way. I have never played the original nor, it's numerous ports, but I have had always heard great things about it. Namely, while the gameplay is fun, it is the story that will keep you glued to your screen. Now, this upcoming anime is perfect for people like me that want to check it out to see what all the fuss was about without booting up a game console.
If there's one thing we know about WB Animations is that they sure love themselves some batman. With it only being a short few weeks since the release of Batman: Death in the Family, WB Animations via another exclusive IGN reveal, are ready to display there latest animated bat adventures titled Batman: Soul of a Dragon.
With me having a Major in History, I will always have a soft spot for days gone by. I am especially fond of ancient Greece and Greek mythology so much so, that I have consumed the majority of its re-telling throughout a vast myriad of media over the years. From books to live-action and animated movies, to a certain God of War that leaves a chain of chaos in his wake, I am always on the lookout for the next great battle of Gods and Titans to sink my teeth in. Then out of nowhere (which seems to happen a lot lately), Netflix premiered a new adult animated series called Blood of Zeus, and I think I found a new love.
When the news broke that the Animaniacs will be rebooted for today's generation, a lot of the old generation worried that the show would be mellowed out to match the more political correct world of today. Well, if the series' return being on the more 'grown-up' streaming service HULU wasn't evidence enough that this will not be so, its latest bonkers trailer definitely drives the point home.
Since we first learnt of Raya and the Last Dragon, and had it listed as one of our most anticipated animated films of 2020, a lot had happened. The film got 2 delays, a change of lead voices actress, 2 additional directors, and the arrival of a tiny little global pandemic to top it all off. Now set for a March 2021 release, I was eager to learn more before we close 2020's chapter. Thankfully, Disney answered my prayers with the release of a new teaser trailer and must admit...March 2021 is too far away.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.