‘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.

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Oral History

This 36,000-word oral history of SpongeBob SquarePants compiled by Hogan’s Alley editor Tom Heintjes contains interviews with over twenty …

Ralph Bakshi’s “Christmas in Tattertown”: 25 Years Later

Earlier this year, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” This month we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ralph Bakshi’s holiday special “Christmas in Tattertown,” which premiered December 21, 1988 on Nickelodeon. The two projects are not entirely unrelated. Bakshi credited the success of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” as the reason that he was able to get “Tattertown” greenlit for production.

“Steven Universe” Recap: “Bubble Buddies”

Do you realize it’s been over a decade before Spongebob Squarepants aired “Bubble Buddy?” That’s all I could think of as Steven Universe started this week. With that Spongebob still imprinted in my mind (booboo keys…) and Steven’s history of having minimal acquaintances, I assumed he too would be making poppable companions. I couldn’t have been further from the truth. There were earthquakes, a couple of new characters, and a budding romance.

The Powerpuff Girls Turn 15

It’s hard to believe that Craig McCracken’s “Powerpuff Girls” turn fifteen years old this month. When the series premiered on Cartoon Network on November 18, 1998, it was the highest rated premiere in the network’s history at the time.

“Steven Universe” Recap: “Frybo”

When I went to the guide this week I thought my pain meds had really done a number, but nope—there was only one new Steven Universe …

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