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  • Watching Bee Movie 10 Years Later

    Watching Bee Movie 10 Years Later

    Context: Overly Animated writer/podcaster Sam Quattro decided, “All right. It’s Friday night. The world is ending. Gonna watch Bee Movie before we die.” I hadn’t seen the film in a long time, and given its upcoming tenth anniversary, it felt […]

     
  • Little Witch Academia: Is It Really Like Harry Potter?

    Little Witch Academia: Is It Really Like Harry Potter?

    Ever since Little Witch Academia debuted in 2013, it has been compared a lot to Harry Potter. Is that a fair and good comparison? Well to start, both are about a magical school with students broken up into teams of […]

     
  • Last Week in Animation: August 21st

    Last Week in Animation: August 21st

    Welcome to Overly Animated’s Last Week in Animation! This is a recurring series where we aggregate the news items most relevant to fans of the shows we cover regularly, as well as interesting tidbits on other animated television and film projects. […]

     
  • “Rick and Poorty”: A Totally Super-Serious High-Alert Review

    “Rick and Poorty”: A Totally Super-Serious High-Alert Review

    Rick and Morty fans across the country were interested in seeing the latest episode of the popular adult animated show, but the Adult Swim network warned their fans that the premiere of the episode would not be carried on AdultSwim.com, […]

     
  • Last Week in Animation: August 14th

    Last Week in Animation: August 14th

    Welcome to Overly Animated’s Last Week in Animation! This is a recurring series where we aggregate the news items most relevant to fans of the shows we cover regularly, as well as interesting tidbits on other animated television and film projects. […]

     
  • Last Week in Animation: August 7th

    Last Week in Animation: August 7th

    Welcome to Overly Animated’s Last Week in Animation! This is a recurring series where we aggregate the news items most relevant to fans of the shows we cover regularly, as well as interesting tidbits on other animated television and film projects. […]

     
  • Young Justice Season 3 Is Coming And I’m Whelmed

    Young Justice Season 3 Is Coming And I’m Whelmed

    I’m not a DC/Marvel comic book person and my interest in superheroes is lukewarm at best, but when season three of Young Justice was announced, I screamed. I was that girl that signed those dumb online petitions to bring Young […]

     
  • “Grey Island”, the Independent Avant-Garde Solo-Animated Film

    “Grey Island”, the Independent Avant-Garde Solo-Animated Film

    I’ll be frank: avant-garde animation is definitely an acquired taste, and one that I have yet to develop as a fan of mainstream animation. However, many great animators come from humble beginnings, sometimes having to fight to get their work […]

     
  • “In a Heartbeat” and the Reality of Gay Representation

    “In a Heartbeat” and the Reality of Gay Representation

    Back in the haze of November 2016, Ringling College of Art and Design students Beth David and Esteban Bravo launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their senior thesis, a short called In a Heartbeat. They succeeded, pushing well past their […]

     
  • “The Weeklings”, a New Independent Series with a Nostalgic Saturday Morning Cartoon Vibe

    “The Weeklings”, a New Independent Series with a Nostalgic Saturday Morning Cartoon Vibe

    I mean the name is a pun, of course I like it. The pilot of The Weeklings launched today, and I loved it. The look is very reminiscent to me of The Mr. Men Show in that it just feels very fantastical. […]