I wonder if you guys heard the news today. Apparently Dreamworks Animation and Studio MIR are collaborating together to create four animated series for television over the next four years. Not much is known about the four shows they’re working on (one news source from South Korea said that each series will be 78 episodes while another said just one will be of that length) nor if it’s based on an original IP or a reboot of one of Dreamworks Animation’s Classics properties like Blackstar, Bravestarr, Young Sentinels, The Lone Ranger, and several they hold master licenses to like Solar: Man of the Atom, Masters of the Universe, and Voltron for some strange reason in addition to the Dreamworks Animation films. 

It’ll probably be something new and awesome though. And it’s nice to see Studio MIR going big in their post-Korra years. 








What is this beautiful show, I must watch it.

Why don’t people ever put a description in the text? Tags are stupid and get lost! COME ONE MAN TELL ME WHAT’S THIS FROM!

Aoi Honō aka Blue Blaze based on a manga series by Kazuhiko Shimamoto. A semi-autobiographical tale about a manga creator who is unsure of his skills who wants to enter the world of animation. Looks like fun.


A cross-blog warning: updates may be sporadic for a while


College has started for me again, and this means that, yes, I might not even have posts queued up at times. That won’t change the fact that this has been quite a blast!

HBL has been, at least. I started The Acme Factory out of a desire not to clutter up HBL with other cartoon stuff, but I worry that that blog feels too phoned-in or unfocused. If either blog has brought you joy, though, then I don’t regret it.

Long time Hanna-Barbera fan here. Really enjoyed what you brought here over the last couple of months. It’s been fun, and hopefully it won’t be a long drought.

Random Stuff That Isn’t So Random

Let’s see … Moffat, Freeman, and Cumberbatch all won Emmys tonight for Sherlock, but Sherlock didn’t win best picture? Oh well …  congrats!

Shulk is probably going to be in Super Smash Bros 3DS because … oy, there’s a flipton of controversy from that video that spilled gameplay and new characters yet to be revealed. And Xenoblade’s Shulk was one of those characters as is Ganondorf, Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario, R.O.B., and the Duck Hunt dog. And if Nintendo’s firing folks, it must be true, right? No? Yes? We’ll see next month.

And that Lost-inspired episode of Phineas and Ferb written Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and featuring Terry O’Quinn will air on September 29 on Disney XD, ten years and seven days after the iconic series premiered on ABC. Don’t bother, these numbers don’t mean a thing in the long run at all.


chadbonin asked:

As a superhero-minded person of color, thoughts on us finally having a black Pink Power Ranger? We've had more female Reds and alien Silvers in 22 years.

thoughtnami answered:

I think the fact that the Pink Ranger seems to be THE de-facto female member of the team across nearly every incarnation of the Power Rangers/Super Sentai franchise kind of makes it a big deal to a lot of people here in the States.


Only in America mostly. Pink has been male in Japan before. Or was it the stunt guy pink?

All but one (Kazumi Hoshikawa (Kazuko Miyata), FivePink in Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman) has been female in Japan. See http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Sentai_Pink