The Return of Megas XLR?

The Return of Megas XLR? by Jerry Whitworth   Created by New York’s School of Visual Arts students George Krstic and Jody Schaeffer, Megas XLR was conceived by Krstic while playing a video game with Schaeffer as a series that combines elements of cartoons, anime, comic books, video games, and more in an animated series. Using Schaeffer’s high end computer, the pair were joined by fellow SVA alumni Tony Cupo and Chris...

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The Downfall of Cartoon Network

The Downfall of Cartoon Network by Jerry Whitworth   In the past weeks, many several websites have discussed the last minute and surprise hiatus of the DC Nation block of programming on Cartoon Network and some months ago the channel’s Toonami block returned as a virtual whisper.  These however have only been the latest in a series of missteps made by the network which has turned away much of its audience and reportedly has...

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Review – Green Lantern: TAS Season One

Review – Green Lantern: TAS Season One by Jerry Whitworth Recently, Green Lantern: The Animated Series‘ first season came to a close as part of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation programming block. Loosely based on the more recent stories of the Green Lantern franchise, most of the season was dedicated to the Red Lantern Corps. As the season also set up the Star Sapphire and Blue Lantern Corps, the Sinestro Corps was notably...

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Toonami’s Back… But Will it Last?

Toonami’s Back… But Will it Last? by Jerry Whitworth   Toonami (a programming block featuring action series, often anime) made a return to airwaves April 1st on Cartoon Network as an April Fool’s Day prank but it generated a lot of buzz as people were excited to see it back. This generated so much attention, in fact, that the channel decided to try bringing the concept back and it premiered May 26th. New anime...

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