This fairly new Cartoon Network series gets its first DVD volume, without any special features to speak of. But the show itself ends up being hilarious, with a cast of fun, wacky characters and an enjoyably zany nature behind everything.
The Academy, the guilds, critics, and even the Animated Views staff will be rendering their judgment on the top films of the year. But now it’s your turn to make a selection. What was the best animated film of 2014?
Penguins of Madagascar is not Pixar, but it’s not trying to be either. It compares much more favorably with the Looney Tunes cartoons of the past — zany, silly fun for fun’s sake. And, Hoover Dam, does it succeed!
The final Miyazaki film is a fictional account of the life of a major figure in Japanese history. It’s tricky and even controversial subject matter, leading to conflicted reactions by the viewer, but the craft of the filmmaker has never been stronger.
Cable television’s most popular show reins in the craziness just enough to produce a season’s worth of charming stories that are about as insane as ever, but are becoming more cohesive, heartfelt, and often even poignant.