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Transformers Energon Volume One

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Transformers Energon was released in 2004 and this 154 minute DVD includes the first seven episodes. This series takes place ten years after Unicron's destruction. Optimus Prime and his autobots are gathering Energon from Earth when their cities are attacked by Terrocons. To make matters worse, Megatron is resurrected and is seeking revenge. Can Optimus Prime's autobots save Earth once again?

Here's a list of the action packed episodes included on this DVD:

  • Cyberton City

  • Energon Strike

  • Scorpinok

  • Megatron's Sword

  • The New Cybertron City

  • Megatron Resurrected

  • Megatron's Raid

While the animation isn't as flashy as Transformers Prime, it has a bit of an old school feel to it. The theme music is catchy and got stuck in my son's head afterward. The voice acting as usual is top notch. My son really enjoyed this series and for Walmart's reasonable price of $5.97, it's well worth the admission fee.

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Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match

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The Pound Puppies live for finding the perfect human for every dog.  In the episode Hello Kitten, they make an exception and assist a young cat with finding their new home.  The dog pound has a secret underground base that has a computer network for matching dogs with their forever homes.  Some dogs are tougher to match up than others.  A puppy that is scared of humans warms up to them after accidently going to camp with hyper girls scouts in the episode No More S’Mores.  In the episode Beauty is Only Fur Deep talks about not judging a book by its cover when one of the dogs goes bald and gets over confident when given fake hair.  Ironically, the dog pound manager is dealing with the same issues when it comes to his toupee.  Human kindness is the theme in the episode Working K9-5.  In that episode a young paper girl is late in delivering papers, but is not given a chance to explain why until the end.   

Both my daughters and son enjoyed watching this 110 minute DVD.  It’s a great show for cat and dog lovers alike!

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Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes on the Scene

The Transformers Rescue Bots show is geared for a younger audience and provides plenty of action, but teaches teaches important lessons as well.   The episode Little White Lies teaches that although white lies seem harmless, they can backfire and hurt people's feelings.  Learning from our past and the importance of History class is taught in the episode The Lost Bell.   Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes to the Rescue has five episodes and runs for 110 minutes.   Both my son and daughters enjoyed watching this DVD.  The colorful animation, action, and humor is sure to keep the attention of grade school age kids. For less than $15, this DVD is a solid buy for any Transformers fan.     

Episode List:

  • The Lost Bell
  • You've Been Squilshed
  • Little White Lies
  • Shake Up
  • Rescue Boy

 

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SlugTerra: Heroes of the Underground

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SlugTerra Heroes of the underground is the fourth volume available for the popular cartoon show.  It features five episodes and runs for 110 minutes.  My son who is new to the series enjoyed watching the slug slingers shoot their tiny yet powerful slugs at relentless enemies.  Eli Shang leads the Shang Gang and offers a reasonable policy of giving the enemies a chance to repent before he duels them.  Sadly, nobody takes him of on his offer.  In this DVD, the Shang Gang faces off against the Hooligang, a giant ice troll, a mad scientist, thieves, cyclops and robots.  While the cute slugs were not able to win my daughter over, my son enjoyed them and all of the action packed into this DVD collection.  For less than $12, this DVD is worth every penny.

Episode List:

  • Snowdance
  • Inheritance
  • A Distant Shore
  • The Journey Home
  • Roboslugs

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Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season

Thank You Click Communications for sending us the Blu-ray for Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season!

Even though Adventure Time is in its fifth season, the third season is now available in DVD, Blu-Ray, and digitally via UltraViolet.  Having recently watched the first two seasons, I think it’s safe to say that this show keeps on getting better.  This collection comes with twenty-six episodes and will entertain both parents and children for 286 minutes.   While some of the humor goes below the belt, this show is pretty family friendly as the main hero Finn tries to be an honorable hero.  His shape-shifting dog, Jake, is goofy and farts a lot.  The Ice King still kidnaps princesses in hopes of making one of them his wife. The two-part Christmas episode featuring him and his secret diary tapes are silly and religion free.  The citizens of Ooo acknowledge a deity named Glob and their form of OMG is “Oh my Glob!”.   

My favorite episode is the heart warming Thank You which features Snow Golem and his unlikely and short friendship with a fire pup.  The runner up is the gender switching Adventure Time With Fionna and Cake.    

Here’s the complete list of all of the episodes included in this set:

1. Conquest of Cuteness
2. Morituri Te Salutamus
3. Memory of a Memory
4. Hitman
5. Too Young
6. The Monster
7. Still
8. Wizard Battle
9. Fionna and Cake
10. What Was Missing
11. Apple Thief
12. The Creeps
13. From Bad to Worse
14. Beautopia
15. No One Can Hear You
16. Jake vs. Me-Mow
17. Thank You
18. The New Frontier
19. Holly Jolly Secrets (Part 1)
20. Holly Jolly Secrets (Part 2)
21. Marceline's Closet
22. Paper Pete
23. Another Way
24. Ghost Princess
25. Dad's Dungeon
26. Incendium

My family and I enjoyed Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season and for less than $25 on Amazon it’s worth it. I look forward to future seasons!

 

 

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Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee

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This action packed 88 minute DVD features four episodes from various seasons of Transformers Prime and Transformers Prime Beast Hunters.  Each episode features Bumblebee kicking some metallic butt even when he loses his guns and ability to transform in the two part episode Operation Bumblebee.  Fans will learn why and how BumbleBee lost his ability to talk like the other robots do. The ambitious Starscream is the main villain in Masters and Students as he tries to become the new ruler of the Decepticons.  He awakens Skyquake who still follows Megatron's orders and not Starscream's.     Megatron is back in the fourth episode Deadlock which is the third season’s finale of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters.  In that episode the fate of earth is decided as the Autobots and Decepticons fight an epic battle.  Bumblebee really shines here and isn’t disobeying orders like he has in the previous shows on this DVD.  This collection is great for any Bumblebee fan out there.  For the reasonable price of $9.99, I highly recommend it!

 

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Raising Hope

James Chance is adrift. He's a 24 year old high school drop out who still lives with his parents, and the longest job he's ever held is working for his father in his landscaping company. So, when a frantic woman bangs on the window of his van, what does he do? He takes her home. And so, little baby Hope is brought into the world, courtesy of Jimmy and a convicted serial killer's one-night-stand.  With a new baby to care for, Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and the Chances' lower-lower-lower-middle class family discover that they all have a little something to learn about child-rearing and the bonds that hold them together.

Show creator Greg Garcia is no stranger to blue collar comedy, and fans will be able to see many similarities between this and My Name Is Earl in style and execution. The characters are a little dimwitted but they've got street-smarts and heart in spades, and that's what matters. The cast is bolstered with standout performances, especially Cloris Leachman as the senile Maw Maw, and the young-at-heart Burt Chance (Garret Dillahunt). Really, it's nothing particularly we haven't seen before, but the combination of one-liners and the characters' chemistry is positively charming. In an early episode, Virginia Chance (Martha Plimpton) tries to tell her son that her smoking had no adverse health effects on him as a child. His response? "...I had asthma the first 17 years of my life. I've got seven permanent teeth that still haven't come in. And I'm allergic to fruit....fruit!" It's all about the delivery, and the core cast carries it well. 

One of the most remarkable things about Raising Hope is its consistency and the tendency to always balance between the extremes - none of the episodes ever fall into abysmal territory, but none quite reach the echelons of comedy genius, and that's okay. The show doesn't try to be that, instead opting for a mixture of relatability and enabling the viewers to laugh at the thickheaded antics that often propels the Chance's misfortune. Lightheartedness drives the premise forward, but it is balanced with some occasionally dark moments, such as Jimmy having to cover Hope's eyes while they watch her mother get electrocuted in the pilot. The same standard of consistency can be held in terms of offensive content. It's not particularly innocuous but certainly doesn't plumb the depraved depths for material. An episode that involves Jimmy trying to get their house off the sex offender registry so that he can get Hope into a good daycare (Burt was caught canoodling with Virginia at a young age) ends up that everyone except Burt, ends up unintentionally getting charged for sexual offenses. Crazy Maw Maw frequently takes off her shirt, much to the disgust of the rest of the Chances. 

The show is already in the middle of its fourth season, but the first three seasons remain on Netflix. In fact, I've seen the first several episodes three times now and have successfully converted all of my friends into fans. If you’re able to bypass a few of the infrequent sexual references, the show remains a consistent source of entertainment. Don't start watching it expecting to be blown away by sharp dialogue and originality, instead, watch it for the comic performances and chemistry that succeed in recreating some classic sitcom magic.

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The Sonic Sitcom Episode 1

My siblings and I have been working on a new cartoon over the past few months. It's a comedy show that's based on the Sonic the Hedgehog games. Enjoy!

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Teen Titans Go!

Note: This is a review to the first half or so of the first season. Approximately 30 episodes have aired at this point.

I remember watching the original Teen Titans when I was a kid. I was captivated by the characters and entertained by the humor and action. That being said, I was really glad to hear that all of the original voices were returning for a continuation show.

Well, actually, it's not really a continuation. The episodes in the show don't even have continuation with themselves. Instead, it's an all-comedy show about what the Titans would do on their spare time. Though it's very different from the original show, Teen Titans Go! is a really fun show that is filled with laughs.

The first thing you would probably notice that's different is the animation. Instead of the anime-like animation, Teen Titans Go! uses flash animation. When I first saw it, I thought that it was a disrespect to the original. Though it took me a while to get used to, I eventually realized that it creates many hilarious situations.

The characters are mostly the same, except they're a lot goofier. Robin in particular is much more high strung than he was in the original, making him much funnier to watch. Though Raven was my favorite in the original show, Cyborg has now become my favorite of the group, because he's the funniest. That's not to say that Raven is worse, it's just that Cyborg improved significantly to the point where he's super awesome. Also, multiple references of other DC characters (specifically Batman) show up in the show, adding to the humor. Despite some appearances from the original series characters, I think there aren't enough who return. Slade is definitely a character who I'd like to see in this show.

The good thing about this show is that, unlike many of the cartoons today, Teen Titans Go! is a comedy show that's actually funny. However, I don't like how this show has to be rated PG, especially since most of the humor isn't that adult. That being said, it seems off that there are instances where there are really crude jokes. Being as the original show was Y7 and was aimed for kids, I would have appreciated it if this show did the same. Even still, the show is very entertaining and one of the only good ones currently out there.

Final Score: 8.3/10

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