Reimagining an Icon in ‘Lupin III: The First’

Lupin III is one of the first icons of manga and anime history. A new film that takes the character… Read More

The Middle-Aged Protagonist of ‘Soul’ is the Hero My Child-Self Needed

Pixar's latest endeavor is a crushing confrontation of self, but it offers tools to battle the inevitable onslaught of doubt. Read More

The 20 Best Animated Series of 2020

With their fantastical escapes and beautiful worlds, these shows served as much-needed reprieves from a dark year. Read More

The 20 Best Animated Movies of 2020

This year's gems sprung from both the expected and unexpected corners of the medium. Read More

The Ancient Storytelling Rhythms of ‘Coraline’

There's a reason 'Coraline' gets under your skin (and your eyeballs). Read More

‘Crayon Shin-chan’ and the Dangers of Toxic Nostalgia

Here's what the ninth installment of the 'Crayon Shin-chan' series can teach us about the pitfalls and limitations of nostalgia. Read More

Drop What You’re Doing and Watch ‘Bigtop Burger’

Does anyone fancy a hamburger? From an interdimensional food truck run by clowns? Read More

‘Avatar: the Last Airbender’ Shows Us What Can Be Done With a Bottle Episode

Here's a video essay on why two episodes of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' are shining examples of a show using… Read More

‘Star Trek’ Explores its First New Genre in 50 Years with ‘Lower Decks’

The cartoon has the best chance yet for bringing new fans into the franchise. Read More