This 13-minute video does a great job of chronicling the emergence, rise, and fall of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon of 1983-86. It answers such vexing questions as "Why were there never any toy spin-offs of the show?" and "Did the kids ever find their way back to our reality?"
Speaking at the virtual TV Kids Summer Festival 2001, Warner Bros executive Tom Ascheim just revealed several details about the forthcoming Velma animated TV series starring Mindy Kaling: "We have a not-for-children, Mindy Kaling project called Velma because she was excited to reimagine what Scooby-Doo would be like if Velma were of East Asian descent… READ THE REST
Shadow Puppets by Chuck Gamble is a 10-minute animation about the "Orwellian life of a man whose sole job is to push buttons — and discovers freedom by making shadow puppets. (Letterboxd)" Animated in a stark black and white palette, this beautiful yet tragic story depicts a man's bleak existence in a totalitarian work where… READ THE REST
Director Wesley Archer's Jac Mac and Rad Boy Go! is an insanely cool animation that aired on both the '80s late-night program Night Flight and MTV's Liquid Television. This animated short tells the story of two hooligan teens driving like maniacs and stirring up trouble everywhere they go. What I love about the animation style… READ THE REST
You've probably manned a grill or two in your day. You've stood over enough burning coals and seared enough animal flesh to have a pretty good idea of whether a slab of meat is properly cooked or needs some more time over the fire. But … do you really? E. coli contamination in ground beef makes… READ THE REST
If you really want to make Dad happy for Father's Day, give him the means to get away from it all. The job, the responsibilities, the family … maybe even you! Dad might even be so touched by the gift that he'll forget his natural inclinations for peace and solitude and let you come along.… READ THE REST
Sometimes, the world can bring back something that might have been headed for the dustbin of history if fate hadn't intervened. Case in point: journaling. While the art of chronicling your life and activities hadn't disappeared, it was definitely waning before last year. Then, COVID hit — and many of those who faced anxiety and new… READ THE REST