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Review: Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Last October 7th, Shout! Factory released Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart for home video, via a Blu-Ray Combo pack that includes a DVD and a Digital copy as well. The French animated film might not be come with as much prestige as one would expect from CG animated features that came from the major studios, but its roots are by no means less impressive – Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is based ...

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Review: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty – Diamond Edition Blu-Ray, Digital HD

Last October 7, Disney once again opened its vaults in order to release their iconic take on the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, as a Diamond Edition superset, which includes Blu-Ray, Digital HD, and VOD via Disney Movies Anywhere. The release is notable enough on its own, but made even more so by the fact that it marks the first time the film will be released on Digital HD, with polished ...

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REVIEW: Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-Ray/DVD

A month ago, the hilarious and completely mathematical fourth season of Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD formats. Aptly titled Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season, the set packs in all 26 episodes that make up the fourth season of the multi-award winning animated series, along with a few bonus content by way of exclusive featurettes and ...

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Disney’s Hercules Comes Out on Blu-Ray for The First Time

This coming August 12th, Walt Disney will be releasing five classic films that have never been released on Blu-Ray before, including the animated take on the Greek divine hero Heracles, or more commonly known as Hercules. Disney is known for taking creative liberties when adapting stories and fairytales, mostly to make them more palatable to their target audience. Hercules is a great example of ...

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Disney’s Tarzan on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Copy

Fans of the Tarzan story will finally be able to watch Disney’s take on the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ iconic yarn about an orphan who was raised by animals and ended up becoming the de facto king of the jungle. Disney is known for changing aspects (even major ones) of stories and fairy tales in order to make it more family-friendly or at least commercially viable but they do have a knack for ...

VIZ Media Europe Acquires License for Sailor Moon Anime
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Go Watch Anime

  I’m a huge anime fan. Ask anyone that knows me and they’ll tell you the same thing. So it’d be kind of surprising to learn that I wasn’t always into anime. In fact, I used to dislike it. It wasn’t until my curiosity got the better of me, that I finally decided to explore what anime really was. And ever since then, I’ve been hooked. But, I’m not here to preach to you about my ...

Young Justice Superman
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Superman Retrospective ’86 – ’99 pt. 7

You can check out the previous installments of this rather lengthy series here. Adventures of Superman #430 Clark Kent goes through a bunch of personal problems in this issue, the first one as a result of missing a bunch of Daily Planet assignments because he was too busy flying around in his underwear and punching stuff. On top of that, he was also busy organizing his parents’ anniversary in ...

Superman and Lex Luthor
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Superman Retrospective ’86 – ’99 pt. 4

You can check out the previous installments of this rather lengthy series here: http://www.toonbarn.com/tag/mxysuperman/ Superman #3 This issue has Darkseid, who is the ruler of the butt-end of the universe a.k.a. Apokolips, enacting a nefarious plan in which he transports Superman to his planet using some sort of teleport beam or something. However, the mighty Darkseid is completely baffled by ...

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Despicable Me 2 Blu Ray and DVD Review

I doubt that there are many people who missed out on Despicable Me 2’s Blu Ray and DVD Release last December 10, owing to the fact that it has recently broken Blu-Ray and Digital Sales records with an $80M home video debut (source: Deadline.com), but in case you’re one of those few people on the fence on whether the return of Gru, his cute adopted daughters and his even cuter yellow minions ...

Bleach Chapter 560 Recap and Spoilers: Superstar
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Bleach Chapter 560 Recap and Spoilers: Superstar

The latest chapter of Tite Kubo’s long-running (and best-selling) shonen manga Bleach is out now, for Japanese readers. If you don’t want to wait a couple of weeks to get the English-translated version (through legit means) and If you really want to spoil yourself, read on: ...

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Planes Released Today on DVD and Blu-Ray; ToonBarn Review

Disney’s heartwarming family comedy, Planes, revved up with high-flying action and adventure, lands in homes and mass retailers nationwide on November 19th. This endearing underdog story about a crop dusting plane named Dusty with sky-high dreams touches down on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand featuring a cargo hold full of exciting bonus features. Guaranteeing hours of fun, Planes ...

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The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation – Great Reading for Any Fan

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of working on a Peanuts special. I didn’t know how to get a job with the magical studio that made these specials – I assumed you had to look in the newspaper for a secret, hidden ad or ask your mom to call somebody in Hollywood and tell them you’d be the perfect Sally. I’m well beyond the appropriate age now, but I still think about it now and then. It ...

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