Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nostalgia Trip: Cartoon Network Groovies Vol. 3

Last week on Nostalgia Trip I brought you a second helping of Cartoon Groovies with all the Powerpuff goodness you could handle. This week, keeping with the theme of our Groovies collection, we'll be taking a look at the videos that were based around the brainiac boy with beats. I'm talking of course of the Dexter's Lab Groovies.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Random Artist Showcase: SuperSketch1220

Coming up with simple, yet fun articles can be a pain. A labor of love, but frustrating. However one concept we haven't abandoned from the beginning was focusing on you, the artists. The people who do what we do, but with animation and drawings and all the wonderful stuff you've created that is your mark on the world. So, in what we hope is a series of articles we get to keep doing, today we're going to showcase those talents with our very limited spotlight. And we figured we'd start with someone we know.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Remember, "The Powerpuff Girls" is still getting a reboot.

The Powerpufff Girls was originally created by Craig McCracken in an awful time known as the '90s, becoming a major trailblazer in the world of cartoon audiences, something modern bronies can trace back to as lineage. It lasted six seasons, a movie, two specials, and even an official anime. So just when you thought Rob Sorcher and the CN staff were coming back to form, they weren't.

It may be old news, but we'd like to remind you that, yes, The Powerpuff Girls will be getting a reboot.

Nostalgia Trip: Cartoon Network Groovies Vol. 2

Last week I brought you the original Cartoon Network Groovies starring your favorite Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Except Scooby Doo. I didn't have Scooby Doo.

So this week, I thought I bring in Groovies starring one of the best cartoons to ever grace the Network. And they also had some of the best Groovies. It's all about the Powerpuff Girls on this addition of Nostalgia Trip.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Racist cartoons: They're not your fault

Oh racism, you make the past uncomfortable. Since the first animated shorts in 1908 to The Book of Life, humor has morphed from what may have once been socially acceptable to laugh at in to what only makes the more degenerate people laugh at the ridiculous nature of it in private. I'm talking of course of the racist nature of black face, Japanese impressions, and all around American uncomfortableness we've all come to regret.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nostalgia Trip: Cartoon Network Groovies Vol. 1

Critics2D returns after our 7th hiatus to take you on a musical journey. One that'll take you back to the time when Cartoon Network was God and your introverted life didn't matter because you had kick ass cartoons. Even the bumpers were cartoons. Hell, they were music videos. I'm talking of course of the Groovies. The music videos that span multiple genres and animation styles. And to start it off, we'll be looking at the Groovies based on some classic Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Marceline and Bubblegum officially dated and it doesn't surprise anyone

courtesy of kosmonaughtybarbie
Shippers everywhere today rejoiced in the Adventure Time fandom, while others made attempts on their lives. Naval war was sparked by the official news that, yes, Marceline and PB did in fact bump magical uglies at one point. It's canon folks. 

Sadly no one was surprised at all.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Hi there! Man it's been awhile hasn't it? Like a long time...okay let's keep this simple. With the distractions that already exist in my own life (Horse News, Job, not being a virgin, etc.) and in the lives of the almost non-existant Critics2D staff (some being no longer involved at all), we are now officially looking for some new blood that can raise this sunken ship from the depths of the ocean of mediocrity.

What are you waiting for? You can apply after the page break!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Web Toon Review: C-Students

From deviant annasabi101
From the guy who brought you those autistic Sonic and My Little Pony crossovers and the far less polished series predecessor, Seniors, all around swell weirdo James Barkley (aka AnimatedJames) brings us what his sure to be his Magnum Opus that will eventually be given three shorts and dropped for something basically the same, C-Students

The best part? It's pretty good.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cartoon Review(s): "The Royals" and "AJ's Infinite Summer" pilots

While aimlessly surfing the web in a state of pre-summer vegetation today, I discovered an interesting piece of news from Cartoon Network. You see, with every show such as Steven Universe, Spongebob, or Gravity Falls, each has a test phase in the form of a short to give to the networks as a pitch, or a pilot. Yesterday, Cartoon Network apparently released two new shorts created by some of the staff from Regular Show, and each of them seems seems interesting, at least from first glance. But are they on board the same triumphant track as the emerging greats Steven Universe and Clarence

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Return of Courage the Cowardly Dog?

The show that brought you your first piss your pants moments of fear from a TV show, Courage the Cowardly Dog is the Oscar Nominated modern classic from Cartoon Network. It had a good run from it's 1999 premiere to the heart warming series end in 2002, accumulating over 100 aired segments. 

So as one of the most beloved cartoons of the Cartoon Network renaissance, it honestly would make sense that it would receive some sort of modern nod or reboot, right? Especially considering the Powerpuff Girls has had not one, but two specials already. Well now it looks like Courage has risen from the dead.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Top 10 most annoying cartoon characters

The intent of writing characters for a series is usually to make them fun, sarcastic, broken, funny, heroic, something seen as a good quality we can all rally behind and relate to. Unfortunately though, there are instances where the attempt at making one of these characters backfires terribly. Then we are left with loud, obnoxious, self-centered cardboard cut out douchebags that make you want to pull out a Magnum and blast your TV screen. We thought we'd share some of these characters with you.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pokemon The Anime Series And How It Progressed

Everyone knows what Pokemon is because it resonates deep inside us as a nostalgic piece of our hearts and for me personally will always be one of my favorite franchises ranging from the show to the games and even the manga.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Does Frozen deserve the hype?

Recently becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time (with out inflation adjustments), as well as the ninth grossing film period, Frozen has pretty much become a cultural phenomenon and a new Disney staple. It's won a Golden Globe, Oscars, Annie Awards, and tons of other awards I'm sure we're missing. And at this time, there's even talk of it's franchise power, so it's unlikely to go away.

So it's funny with things just settling down and the number of "Let it Go" remakes uploaded to YouTube finally slowing, that I'm finally hearing a really awkward question after all the hype. Does Frozen deserve the hype?

Film Review: The Secret of Kells

Other than autismal CN shill-outs, I think we ought to move on to more better animated and much more entertaining animations.

Yes, this beautifully animated piece by Cartoon Saloon, an animation film studio based in Ireland. Written and directed by Tom Moore. The Secret of Kells focuses on a fictional telling of the creation of the Book of Kells (c. 800), an illuminated manuscript in Latin, located in Dublin, Ireland.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cartoon Review: "Clarence"

For our first and more than likely last review considering how terrible this site is already, Critics 2D is taking a look at Cartoon Network's latest attempt to not fuck up their brand name, "Clarence".

So what was the verdict? Well, the answer might just surprise you.

Sunday, March 30, 2014