‘Monsieur COK’ by Franck Dion

Mister Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. Looking for efficiency and profit, he decides to replace his workers by sophisticated robots. The formers stare helplessly at the toil of the robotic laborers. But one of the workers does not accept being discarded so easily…

Book Review: A Fresh Take on Anime History by Jonathan Clements

Jonathan Clements’ “Anime: A History” differs greatly from more populist overviews of anime available in the English-language market. This book is not about the anime texts themselves, but the surrounding industry: Clements delivers a tightly-packed account of anime production, distribution and viewership from the silent era to the present day.

‘Steven Universe’ Recap: ‘Giant Woman’

Last week Steven put Garnet on a pedestal”and quickly learned she has flaws. This week in “Giant Woman,” he was fixated on the idea of what Amethyst and Pearl could be if they fused and became the “ultra powerful being” known as Opal.

‘Mr. Hublot’: The Art of the Oscar-Nominated Shorts

In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we continue this exclusive look at the short contenders with “Mr. Hublot,” a Luxembourg/France co-production directed by Laurent Witz and co-directed by Alexandre Espigares.