Which characters can appear in Marvel movies?

Marvel’s movie rights have been quite fractured for some years now. While they’ve done fine with their secondary characters like Captain America and Iron Man, not having the X-Men or Spider-Man fully on board still annoys some fans. But exactly which studios own what Marvel comic properties? The infographic below (made by The Geek Twins) … Continue reading “Which characters can appear in Marvel movies?”

Basketball in cartoons

1996’s “Space Jam” has, despite its mixed reception by animation fans, gone on to become the most prominent animated (mixed with live-action) production centering around basketball. It’s prominent enough that Warner Bros. even plans to produce a sequel. But what other cartoons referencing basketball have been made? Here’s a list of some noteworthy references to basketball … Continue reading “Basketball in cartoons”

Educational cartoons about money

Money’s a fundamental driving point of many cartoons, from supervillains robbing banks to characters worrying about their livelihoods. However, some educational fare over the years has been used to tutor and inform the public about economics. This has ranged from the importance of paying taxes to entire countries’ currency undergoing a fundamental change. Here’s a look at some … Continue reading “Educational cartoons about money”

The bare necessities of Disney’s “Jungle Book” spinoffs

This month, Disney’s releasing a live-action semi-remake of its classic 1967 animated film “The Jungle Book.” The final film Walt Disney himself worked on before his death, it’s gone on to become one of the all-time Disney classics. Especially so its two most famous songs, “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You.” Over … Continue reading “The bare necessities of Disney’s “Jungle Book” spinoffs”

“DuckTales” reboot still coming to Disney XD in 2017

It looks like news about the previously announced “DuckTales” revival is coming along faster than expected. Last week, Disney released this publicity shot of the new series: This answers a few questions. It will be a 2D animated series, not CGI. The artwork has a bit of a resemblance to the current series of (well done) Mickey Mouse … Continue reading ““DuckTales” reboot still coming to Disney XD in 2017″

Cartoons that should’ve entered public domain in 2016 (but didn’t)

Much has been written about how various books, music, films, and so forth have been withheld from entering the public domain. This is due to corporate lobbying of Congress to extend the lengths of copyright retroactively. The main proponent of this has been Disney, in order to protect their cash cow Mickey Mouse. Since said … Continue reading “Cartoons that should’ve entered public domain in 2016 (but didn’t)”

Teletoon Retro to shut down September 1, 2015

While I’m not Canadian, I have kept tabs occasionally on the goings-on with Canada’s premiere animation cable channel, Teletoon. For years, it’s been the main analog of Cartoon Network in Canada—until recently, Canada’s been a noteworthy standout that didn’t have an actual Cartoon Network version. Just as Cartoon Network has a sibling channel Boomerang, since 2007 … Continue reading “Teletoon Retro to shut down September 1, 2015”

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for October 2015

Here’s a look at what’s coming out for non-DC and Marvel comics in October 2015. Archie A full list of solicitations is available here. The Black Hood, vol. 1: The Bullet’s Kiss, on sale Oct. 7, $15 IDW A full list of solicitations is available here. Back to the Future #1 (of 5), $4 Jem … Continue reading “Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for October 2015”

Minorities in cartoons: Monique (“Kim Possible”)

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Monique, a character on the Disney Channel series “Kim Possible.” Monique is the best female friend of series star Kim Possible. Monique’s interests lied heavily in the area of fashion. This proved to pay off when she used her skills to get employment at “Club Banana,” the show’s … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Monique (“Kim Possible”)”

Minorities in cartoons: Wade (“Kim Possible”)

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Wade, a supporting character on the 2002-2007 Disney Channel series “Kim Possible.” Like fellow kid cartoon characters Cameron, A.J., and Oliver Wendell Jones, Wade‘s a super-intelligent child genius—by the age of 10, he’d already finished college. As a genius inventor, Wade’s invents and manages many of the gadgets … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Wade (“Kim Possible”)”