Author: Jamie Kingston

Don’t Sleep On Justice League Action

Justice League Action Sam Register, Jay Bastian, Tramm Wigzell and Tatiana Krokar (producers), Bruce A. King (editor) Kevin Conroy, Rachel Kimsey, Jason J. Lewis (cast) Adapted from Justice League by Gardner Fox November 26, 2016 (UK), December 16, 2016 (US) Justice League Action is the latest entry from the DC Animation team. It is not strictly in continuity with the previous DCAU as we know it  (Batman The Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited), though the creative team clearly expects old fans to watch and works the nostalgia angle. The series takes cues...

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DuckTales Is Back! Woo-Oo!

DuckTales Developed by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye, Tony Anselmo (cast) Adapted from Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks and DuckTales (1987) by Jymn Magon August 12, 2017 (US) Disney XD premiered the 2017 re-imagining of Disney Afternoon favorite DuckTales on midnight August 12, and ran the double sized opener, aptly entitled “Woo-Oo!” from the tagline of the theme song, for twenty four hours straight. Really, it’s more like the first two episodes aired back to back and they spare us the opening credits for the...

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Reel Geek Girl On Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming Jon Watts (dir), Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, and Jon Favreau, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. July 2017 PG-13 Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the first film co-created by Sony and Marvel together to bring the character (who has thus far appeared in his own unconnected separate universe in five other films) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I saw the film in 3D, and rather than give my usual “feh, gimmicky” or “worth it,” I will go so far as to say that Spider-Man should always be viewed in 3D if not 3D IMAX. Marvel knows how...

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Steven Universe: Art & Origins …and Racism

Over the weekend of July 15-16, Twitter came alive with more concerns about the Steven Universe team’s racial sensitivity/awareness. The show has already encountered critique from the viewership and blogosphere over previous instances in the show’s history where racial issues were not handled as well as they could have been: The fact that the diverse voice actresses are for characters who are the caretakers for a white-coded child. Multiple problematic examples in the episode “Bismuth,” which we at WWAC explored in detail here. The fact that the voice actress for Connie Maheswaran, an Asian character, is a white person....

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