Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #189-191)

The Sailor Starlights: now revealed to be women in their true forms. Creator Naoko Takeuchi reportedly HATED the “male pop idols” disguises. It’s time for more Sailor Stars! Last episode, Sailor Aluminum Siren screwed up one final time (despite knowing Sailor Moon’s secret identity and her nature of a True Star Seed carrier), and her flippant attitude towards failure got her EXECUTED by Sailor Galaxia, … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #189-191)

Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Leatherhead & Ace Duck)

LEATHERHEAD:-Another of the oldest “Always Appearing” characters in the franchise is of course Leatherhead. One of comparatively few mutant animals in the Mirage Comics, he was actually a good guy. The Leatherhead character was actually created by Ryan Brown in 1988 for a TMNT comic- Eastman & Laird had already signed off on the TV show & toyline, and were letting others write the main continuity, too. … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Leatherhead & Ace Duck)

Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #187-188)

Chibi-Chibi, the somewhat controversial Pokemon-speaking little girl, and her actual form. Welcome back to more Sailor Stars reviews- we’re way deep in the series as the last enemy General reveals herself in this very review! Sailor Aluminum Siren is still largely in charge, but her increased failures are irking Sailor Galaxia, the ultimate Big Bad. And Chibi-Chibi is still running around in the background, and … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #187-188)

Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Man-Ray & Merdude)

This week, we take a look at the TMNT’s aquatic buddies! All… four of them. It’s weird! Read on! You smell something fishy? That’s because you just picked up Ray Fillet, the coolest sea creature to ever leap from the deep. Spawned from a marine biologist and a manta ray, Ray Fillet emerged from a toxic sewer pipe only to discover himself super-strong and super-slimy. … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Man-Ray & Merdude)

Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #187-188)

Welcome back to more Sailor Moon reviews! With this set, we’re twelve episodes till the end! We still have goofy villain Sailor Aluminum Siren as the main bad guy, and still presenting a lot of filler considering we’re near the finale. But HOO BOY do we have a dramatic one for you here! EPISODE #187: We’re in the home stretch of the series now, but … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #187-188)

Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Hothead, King Lionheart, Tokka & Rahzar)

While battlin’ a blaze, a fireman in Old Town broke an enchanted dragon-shaped flask. Suddenly, a mystical cloud covered the sky and the fireman disappeared. Out of the scorchin’ heat arose the super-Samurai spirit of a dragon-genie. Known as Hothead to his Turtle friends because of his blazin’ breath and quick temper, this scaly-skinned Samurai serpent can put out any fire, except his own. His … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Hothead, King Lionheart, Tokka & Rahzar)

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Tarzan

TARZAN (1999) Written by: Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel), Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker & Noni White Tarzan has a fair bit in common with Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, in that it’s one of those stories based off of a world-famous work of fiction in and of itself and not just some fairy tale- the Disney version is therefore NOT the most-famous, most-iconic version of said thing. For … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Tarzan

Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Panda Khan, Sgt. Bananas & Walkabout)

Descended from giant mutant Earth pandas, a thousand years in the future, Panda Khan is the Samurai ruler of a genetically improved tribe of battlin’ bears. Leaving his alien world in search of great adventure, Khan boarded a Tong pirate ship and using the ancient art of Ting Zing Pao, time-traveled to Earth, 1990. Landing in the sewers, Panda Khan linked up with the Turtles … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Panda Khan, Sgt. Bananas & Walkabout)

Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Scratch & Hot Spot- The Overpriced Duo)

Welcome back to more TMNT commentary! This time I tackle the two most ludicrously overpriced toys in the entire line, infamous because not only are they hideous figures, but they’re worth an absolute FORTUNE! It’s a very funny situation that pops up due to the quirks of the toy collector industry: Great toys from forgotten lines are worth only a pittance, while lame toys from … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Scratch & Hot Spot- The Overpriced Duo)

Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Halfcourt, Doctor El, Monty Moose & Sandstorm- The “Late In the Line” Guys)

Time for more TMNT commentary! With some of the goofiest, most forgotten characters in the line! The home team advantage goes to Halfcourt, the jumpshot jammin’ giraffe. With his beehive basketball pumped and primed, Halfcourt’s ready for some rough one-on-one action with any Foot fool who dares to come out ‘n play. Halfcourt’ll pump ’em up with his tire pump pistol and dribble ’em straight … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (Halfcourt, Doctor El, Monty Moose & Sandstorm- The “Late In the Line” Guys)

Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #183-186)

Welcome back to more Sailor Moon reviews! This time I have four of them, because two I just found not that interesting to talk about, haha. EPISODE #183: Yes, with seventeen episodes to go, it’s time for a BEACH FILLER EPISODE! Except this one at least features our villains, as Aluminum Siren tries to find a Star Seed and our Victim of the Week “Phage-ifies” … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #183-186)

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Emperor’s New Groove

THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE (2000):Written by: David Reynolds, Chris Reynolds & Mark Dindal This one had a fabulously-awful production process, with a Prince and the Pauper-themed story being written by one guy, and a comedy film being written by another. When the first, also the director of The Lion King, quit over being forced to shorten his timeline, things looked to be a disaster. Instead, they completely re-did … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Emperor’s New Groove

Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (The Shredder!)

THE SHREDDER:-Hilariously, the character so integral to the origin of the TMNT was a guy they killed off in the first issue- they had him show up, challenge the boys, who got revenge for their master by killing him. Shredder had a backstory involving Hamato Yoshi- a kindly martial artist. Splinter, Yoshi’s pet rat, watched his master die at Oroku Saki’s hands, and when he … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (The Shredder!)

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Atlantis The Lost Empire

ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE (2001):Written by: Tab Murphy, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Joss Whedon, Bryce Zabel & Jackie Zabel -This is an interesting one. Atlantis came comes on the tail end of the Renaissance (ie. well after it ended, but only by a couple years), so the hype was less extreme, the expectations were lowered, and the money was gonna be less. Even so, they did some REALLY … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Atlantis The Lost Empire

Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #180-182)

Welcome back to more Sailor Stars reviews! This time we FINALLY see Sailor Uranus & Neptune show up again! Then we see the final episode for Sailor Iron Mouse… and the much-dreaded debut of CHIBI-CHIBI, who was one of the least-liked Sailor Moon characters to the ’90s fandom (who of course had mostly only heard ABOUT her, not actually seen her). EPISODE #180: And finally… … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #180-182)