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)

Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (The Channel 6 Crew & The Neutrinos)

Hey all! Welcome back to more TMNT commentary! This week, I have a theme going of “1980s Cartoon Recurring Supporting Characters”, as we get the Channel 6 crew (part of April O’Neil’s coworkers), plus the uber, UBER 1980s Neutrinos. Channel 6 is on the air – and Irma’s on the hunt for news. She may be April’s best friend, but she’s out to scoop her … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: TMNT (The Channel 6 Crew & The Neutrinos)

Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #176-179)

More Sailor Stars! This time the other two Sailor Starlights get some focus. EPISODE #176:  School test shenanigans are afoof, as Usagi, Minako AND Seiya fail their tests and need to do make-ups, but Seiya’s ALSO struggling with a stage director, who criticizes his entire performance. Meanwhile, Rei continues her “teleports straight to Juuban High” gimmick, while now copying the “Noblewoman Laugh” anime cliché as … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: Sailor Stars (Episodes #176-179)

Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars (Episodes #173-175)

Like these douches? You better- the creators fall in love with them and they run away with the spotlight for weeks at a time. Hey, we’re back! And now I finally reach the final, FINAL arc of the 200-episode series, as we hit the “Sailor Starlights/Galaxia” arc! The entire nature of the show shifts from this point out- this ends up being one of the … Continue reading Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars (Episodes #173-175)

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Lilo & Stitch

LILO & STITCH (2002):Written by: Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois -This is a funny one, as it’s an original story, and has a completely unique art style (that of a long-time Disney Animator Chris Sanders, who always drew his stuff that way- one wonders if the others got annoyed at always having to shift his stuff into the “Mainline” Disney style). I have to agree with … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Lilo & Stitch

Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars (Episodes #170-172)

Welcome back to more Sailor Stars reviews! The series is now in its last season, but has oddly brought back the villain from the PRIOR one, having found the way she went out disappointing. This is probably one of the most well-thought-of arcs left to go, and is the only time we see the entirety of the Sailor Senshi fight as a unit! So let’s … Continue reading Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars (Episodes #170-172)

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Fantasia 2000 & Dinosaur

So today’s a double-whammy… mostly because I haven’t actually watched these, lol. I have Disney+ and yet I never set aside the time to complete the Disney Animated Canon! So have some notes about them instead! FANTASIA 2000 (2000):Written by: N/A -A largely forgotten part of the canon, it was released the same year as Dinosaur, and was an obvious sequel to Fantasia. Since the original was supposed … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Fantasia 2000 & Dinosaur

Jab’s Deep Dive: Agents of Atlas

Chances are, if you were reading a Marvel comic between 2005 and 2007, you were reading a lot of hype for the Agents of Atlas. I dunno if it was just the comics *I* was reading, but it felt like everywhere you turned, there they were- either featuring prominently in ads, getting big “Crossover” Limited Series with more-established heroes, or just plain crossing over into … Continue reading Jab’s Deep Dive: Agents of Atlas

Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars (Episodes #167-169)

The return of Nehalennia. Welcome back! And it’s time now for the very, very last season of Sailor Moon, as I delve into Sailor Stars! This one is the season I know by far the least about- final notes hadn’t quite been made of it when I first got into the fandom, and later on, the fansites had kinda disappeared and I wasn’t as obsessed … Continue reading Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars (Episodes #167-169)

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Brother Bear

BROTHER BEAR (2003):Written by: Tab Murphy, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, Steve Bencich & Ron J. Friedman -I figured “what the hell?” and rented this one- it’s one of the latter-day Disney films, and didn’t do to well or get very well-received, but it’s… okay. Ish. It basically has some cool set pieces and one VERY awesome transformation sequence that reminds you how mind-blowing this studio is, but … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Brother Bear