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  • “Steven Bombs” Are a Terrible Way to Air Steven Universe Episodes

    “Steven Bombs” Are a Terrible Way to Air Steven Universe Episodes

    The best show on television returns on Monday after a several month-long hiatus, and not only do we get one new episode next week, we get five! Great, right? Not so much. In fact I think Cartoon Network’s reliance on […]

     
  • The Interesting Case of Songs in Cartoons

    The Interesting Case of Songs in Cartoons

    Recently Dylan wrote a piece on this site about theme music for shows.  I read the piece and was inspired to explore the idea of music in cartoons deeper.  I realized this split into two sides: songs and scores.  As much as […]

     
  • Why Steven and Connie Compose Television’s Greatest Love Story

    Why Steven and Connie Compose Television’s Greatest Love Story

    Yes, the story of Steven Universe and Connie is a love story, but not in the sense some would think.  Steven and Connie, as it stands now, are about ten to eleven years old, they aren’t ready to marry and […]

     
  • The Hidden Gem of “Miles From Tomorrowland”

    The Hidden Gem of “Miles From Tomorrowland”

    So if you don’t have a younger sibling or child you may not be paying attention to Disney Junior, which has surprisingly improved its line-up over the last year.  If you aren’t you’re missing out on a show I admit […]

     
  • #10:Codename: Kids Next Door

    Top Ten Expansive Animated Worlds

    Some cartoons start with a simple premise and never really go beyond it.  Spongebob lives in a pineapple under the sea, Alvin and the Chipmunks live with Dave and sing, The Flintstones are the modern stone age family, and so […]

     
  • My Top 10 Shows of 2015

    My Top 10 Shows of 2015

    2015 was another great year for television (I think we remain in the golden age of television), and here are the my top 10 shows of the year, out of the ones I watch regularly, both animated and not. Honorable […]

     
  • Update: My Top 25 Episodes of 2015

    Update: My Top 25 Episodes of 2015

    This is an updated and finalized version of my Top 25 Episodes of 2015, originally published on November 23rd. The introduction and conclusion are left as written then, and updates to the list are #25, 24, and 1. These are […]

     
  • “Too Far” Demonstrates Hope of a Sustained Excellence for Steven Universe

    “Too Far” Demonstrates Hope of a Sustained Excellence for Steven Universe

    When Steven Universe returns (presumably) next year, the biggest thing I will be looking for from the show is consistency. There are many shows on TV right now that are consistently good or even very good, but none can achieve […]

     
  • My Top 25 Episodes of 2015

    My Top 25 Episodes of 2015

    These are my top 25 episodes of television of 2015, from 25 to 1. Some of these are animated (this is an animation website after all), some are not. I think it’s important to rank my top episodes in general […]

     
  • Adventure Time: Stakes. Everything stays, life sucks.

    Adventure Time: Stakes. Everything stays, life sucks.

    First thing’s first, this isn’t going to be an all out review of the Stakes miniseries. Dylan and I recorded recappy/review podcasts about the whole thing you can listen to. The jist of what happens is that Marceline realizes she […]