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  • 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 […]

     
  • An Ode to Theme Songs

    An Ode to Theme Songs

    Don’t skip the theme song! Oh, the dying art of a catchy theme song (or theme tune or theme music or signature song or whatever you want to call it). It seems like we’re seeing less and less theme songs […]

     
  • Adventure Time is the Animation Stalwart That Still Has It

    Adventure Time is the Animation Stalwart That Still Has It

    Now in its 7th season, Adventure Time is an establishment. It has been on the air for five years now, and while quite a long time for a show of its kind, it is only slightly longer than other shows […]

     
  • Adventure Time: Varmints. Marceline and Bonnibel Sitting in a Tree.

    Adventure Time: Varmints. Marceline and Bonnibel Sitting in a Tree.

    Hi. Adventure Time happened again tonight. I’m going to try a different style. Jumping right in we have our pal Marceline. She’s humming “I’m Just Your Problem”. The song that launched Bubbline into our hearts. Anyway she’s humming it onto […]

     
  • Adventure Time: Bonnie & Neddy. Princess Bubblegum is a Bad Person.

    Adventure Time: Bonnie & Neddy. Princess Bubblegum is a Bad Person.

    So Adventure Time is back for its seventh season. Season 6 got really cerebral. The show turned into a fun, bro dialogue-d romp in a field (obviously it’s more than that but that’s the elevator pitch) to extremely surreal (like, […]

     
  • RWBY’s Volume 2 Has Constant Thrills, Intrigue

    RWBY’s Volume 2 Has Constant Thrills, Intrigue

    Viewing media in different ways is always an interesting experience, interesting seeing how your opinions differ depending on the way you consume it. I watched RWBY Volume 2 week-to-week last year, and wasn’t sure what to expect going into my […]

     
  • RWBY Volume 1 Provides Excellent Yet Uneven Exposition

    RWBY Volume 1 Provides Excellent Yet Uneven Exposition

    As I wait, eagerly anticipating the premiere of RWBY Volume 3 this weekend, I look back on the first two seasons and remember Volume 1 with an almost untouchable reverence. Those were the golden days, when pure exposition of an […]

     
  • The 5 Best Studio Ghibli Movies You Haven’t Seen

    The 5 Best Studio Ghibli Movies You Haven’t Seen

    Well, hopefully you have seen these. But if not they should be at the top of your “to watch” list. None of these are Hayao Miyazaki directed, but each brings a similarly high level of quality. (No spoilers here for […]

     
  • Scheduling Woes Plague Animation Networks

    It happens time and time again and it’s beyond tiresome at this point. One of the major animation networks pulls a show or changes its time the week that it airs. The most recent victim is Steven Universe, changed from […]

     
  • We Take Animation Seriously.

    It’s both our tagline here at the Overly Animated Podcast, and a great summary of my view on animated media. Animation in all forms has had trouble gaining legitimacy within critical spheres for some time now. It’s fenced off into […]