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The Best Episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series

On the back of the success of X-Men: The Animated Series, it wasn’t long before a Spider-Man series also hit our television sets in the early 90’s. First airing in the US on November 19th 1994, Spider-Man: The Animated Series became the first Spider-Man TV series since Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends ended in 1983.… Continue reading The Best Episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #12 – Ultimate Spider-Man: Nightmare on Christmas

A jump far forward into more modern times, with a friendly neighbourhood take on A Christmas Carol. After stopping the Shocker‘s latest robbery on Christmas Eve, Spider-Man is having a crisis of faith. Is Spidey actually helping anyone, given its come to this? As he ponders whether to give up the superhero mantle, angel and devil versions… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #12 – Ultimate Spider-Man: Nightmare on Christmas

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #11 – The Simpsons: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

Another classic Christmas episode from The Simpsons, and Bart is the catalyst once again. After an attempt at a cheeky sneak peak at his Christmas presents in the early hours of Christmas Day, Bart inadvertently burns down the Christmas tree and the presents with it. If that wasn't bad enough, he hides the evidence in… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #11 – The Simpsons: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #10 – Pluto’s Christmas Tree

We're dialling back to the earlier days of Disney with this next Christmas entry. Naturally, its good old Mickey Mouse and pals as they prepare for Christmas. Pluto's Christmas Tree If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise. Mickey Mouse and his loyal dog Pluto certainly didn't get that… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #10 – Pluto’s Christmas Tree

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #9 – The New Batman Adventures: Holiday Knights

I don't know about you, but I do love a good anthology. The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror and Futurama's Anthology of Interest episodes are the standouts from an animation perspective. But this opening episode of the second nineties Batman animated series breaks from it's own mould and is a trio of tales set around festive… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #9 – The New Batman Adventures: Holiday Knights

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #8 – A Garfield Christmas

Not long now.... Holidays are coming, holidays are coming. We all want a taste of the real thing, and I'm not talking about a carbonated drink. When Christmas comes around, you can't help but get excited. Whether it's music, movies, or any form of entertainment, Christmas comes to the forefront. As we continue the Christmas… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #8 – A Garfield Christmas

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #7 – The Simpsons: Marge Be Not Proud

Can you believe it is only two weeks until Christmas Day? Mental. A bit like work at the moment also. But now it is time to get back on track. There's Christmas entertainment to be had, dammit! The Simpsons S07 E11 - Marge Be Not Proud One of the few more subtle Christmas-themed episodes of… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #7 – The Simpsons: Marge Be Not Proud

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #6 – Futurama: Xmas Story

Do you ever feel like the Christmas build up is going a little too fast? I'm already FIVE days behind on advent! Apologies for that. But, like always, each entry provides a bit of Christmas magic for your viewing pleasure. And there are few more entertaining than Futurama's take on Christmas. Futurama S02 E04 -… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #6 – Futurama: Xmas Story

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #5 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Five days into December and the season is heating up. Or rather, getting colder. Literally. Today, we're back to the early 80s with a Disney take on a literally classic. Mickey's Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol is a story that has been told, re-told and reimagined many, many times. This 1983 version puts all the… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #5 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol

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Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #4 – X-Men: Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas

Its the Fourth of December already. Seriously, how fast is the countdown to Christmas this year? I hope the re-opening of shops hasn't been too stressful so far. I still have a few bits to get, but I'm not panicking just yet. Whatever your current mood, block out a few minutes and enjoy another advent… Continue reading Animation Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Christmas #4 – X-Men: Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas