Magical vocals: Remembering Disney voice actress Verna Felton

SNAPSHOTTim Nydell of Saturday Morning Rewind pays wonderful tribute to legendary voice actress Verna Felton (1890-1966), whose distinctive timbre was featured in such classic Disney films as Dumbo, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and The Jungle Book. Felton also portrayed the original Pearl Slaghoople (Wilma Continue Reading

All systems go for Star Trek: Lower Decks! The captain even has a super clean chair

SNAPSHOTDeveloped by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Star Trek: Lower Decks, a new half-hour animated comedy series, focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford, and Tendi have to keep up Continue Reading

Welcome the new guardian of the ocean: Isaura stands ready to fight for the vitality of the underwater world

SNAPSHOT“Isaura is a resilient and resourceful young girl living in a coastal village in Mozambique. After risking her own life to save a turtle, she is rewarded with a powerful and ancient talisman that allows her to breathe underwater and communicate with turtles. As bearer of the talisman, she becomes Continue Reading

“Wrangling space babies was not part of my schedule today!” Video games come alive in Fe@rless

SNAPSHOT“‘Reid, an enthusiastic gamer, levels up to become a full-time babysitter when his favorite superhero video game drops three incredible superpowered babies, from space, into his backyard.’ The Netflix original animated superhero-family-comedy is directed and co-created by Cory Edwards. Vanguard Films and Animation, along with 3QU Media are responsible for the Continue Reading

Take an animated trip through history – the history of cartoon music

SNAPSHOTThe evolution of cartoon music from 1928 to the present day. Many of the cartoons and animes started as comic and mangás. (synopsis via Laughing Squid) Cartoons, like any visual medium, benefit beautifully from well-judged, mood, humour and narrative-inducing music. One person who appreciates this more than most is pianist Continue Reading

Way way away from the Bridge: The challenges and fun of Star Trek: Lower Decks

SNAPSHOT“Lower Decks is developed by Mike McMahan, creator of Hulu’s Solar Opposites and co-creator of Rick and Morty. It focuses on the support crew aboard an insignificant Starfleet starship, the California-class USS Cerritos, shortly after the Next Generation era, in 2380, after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. “The cast Continue Reading


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