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  • An Open Thank You to Butch Hartman

    An Open Thank You to Butch Hartman

    Dear Butch Hartman, This is all your fault. Who taught me how to make cultural references? Who taught me how to break the fourth wall? My entire sense of humor comes from you. Fairly Odd Parents introduced me to so many […]

     
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    Overly Curious: An Interview with Liu Jian, Director of “Have a Nice Day”

    Earlier this month, I hosted a podcast titled, “Top 5 Animated Films of 2017.” The main goal of that podcast was self-explanatory, but beyond discussing what I felt were the best animated films of last year, I hoped to express […]

     
  • Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: An Under the Radar Hit

    Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: An Under the Radar Hit

    It’s funny how sometimes you can find a great show by accident. Around Thanksgiving I was curious about a show on the Boomerang streaming service: the 2017 reboot of Wacky Races. I was a fan of the original and wanted […]

     
  • “Steven Universe: The Complete First Season” DVD is Beautifully Presented

    “Steven Universe: The Complete First Season” DVD is Beautifully Presented

    “Steven Universe: The Complete First Season” is the highly anticipated first major U.S. DVD release for Steven Universe. This three-disc collection features every episode of Season 1 of the show (alongside a couple of episodes usually placed in Season 2) in […]

     
  • Top 10 RWBY Hugs

    Top 10 RWBY Hugs

    This is an entirely scientific and factually accurate subjective ranking of the Top 10 hugs in RWBY and therefore empirically correct unless you happen to disagree with my opinion. Welcome to this very important and completely necessary article that I’m sure […]

     
  • Five Streaming Services You Should Be Watching

    Five Streaming Services You Should Be Watching

    Black Mirror just arrived on Netflix, Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams just came out on Amazon Prime, Runaways just finished on Hulu and many more shows are on the way. I know you all are aware of those services, which have become the […]

     
  • Who Should Voice White Diamond?

    Who Should Voice White Diamond?

    White Diamond: Queen of mystery. We haven’t heard her named on Steven Universe yet, but when it comes to theories, she certainly has more than her fair share. Her character is completely shrouded in mystery, and fans lap up every scrap […]

     
  • My Top 25 Episodes of 2017

    My Top 25 Episodes of 2017

    It’s time for my Top 25 episodes of television of the year! I do this annually here at Overly Animated, ranking episodes only from shows I watch, both animated and live-action, in order to give a sense of how this […]

     
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    “The Lego Ninjago Movie”: The Longest Commercial You Will Ever See

    A nameless boy, bland enough to be a fill-in for all young boys in the audience, opens “The Lego Ninjago Movie” by entering an ambiguously Asian antique store. He meets Mr. Liu, played by Jackie Chan, and they bond over […]

     
  • Total Drama Daycare… Really?

    Total Drama Daycare… Really?

    I’ve been waiting for them to announce the new season of Total Drama, and finally, we got it. Total Drama Daycare. Everyone’s initial reaction has been “why?” Who asked for this? All I can think of is fan art, but if we […]