Category: Videos

Susie and Ramona: Summer Camp Island, Steven Universe, and Making Theories

When I made my video, Susie’s Lament, the first season of Summer Camp Island was finished. With forty episodes to analyze, I came up with a tantalizing theory about Susie, Ramona, and Hedgehog; with just its first four, Summer Camp Island’s third season was able to bring my theory collapsing to the ground.

Theories are …

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Cartoon Network December 2020 Ratings Report

Another year at Cartoon Network has ended, and this time they didn’t give us very many weekly episodes. What they did give us were bombs, bombs, bombs! December saw premiers for Teen Titans Go!, DC Super Hero Girls, Craig of the Creek, Total Dramarama, Thundercats Roar! (just the Christmas episode), Apple and Onion, and Bakugan: …

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OK KO’s Super Black Friday: Is It Possible To Be Too Sarcastic?

Super Black Friday was certainly a contentious episode of OK KO when it came out. While it intended to champion traditional family togetherness for the holidays, it laid on sarcasm so thick people genuinely couldn’t tell whether it was intended as such or not.

Well, fear not. To see the holiday season off it’s time …

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Her Own Plan: She-Ra’s Patient Schemer

We know Shadow Weaver manipulated Adora for her entire life. We know that when Adora became She-Ra that had to go—Adora was part of Shadow Weaver’s plan. But what WAS the plan then?

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power makes a clear contrast between what Shadow Weaver was able to accomplish with the Horde and …

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Shadow Weaver’s Hold on Adora: She-Ra’s Mistress of Manipulation

Shadow Weaver is easily the most manipulative character in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Surely even her powers would be no match for Adora’s good nature though, right? There’s no way Adora could have gone through with the attack on Thaymor, even if she hadn’t become She-Ra, is there?

Not so fast. Adora may …

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Cartoon Network November 2020 Ratings Report

The big event of November was the (almost) end of Thundercats Roar. We also got the TV premiers of Teen Titans Go! to the Movies and LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters. The Amazing World of Gumball aired more episodes of the Gumball Chronicles, Teen Titans Go! and Total Dramarama aired as well, and Bakugan: …

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How Steven Universe’s Endings Succeeded Against the Odds

Despite the freedom of animation, cartoons are limited by their medium, and the circumstances they’re created under. Some fans consider Steven Universe to have ended too early, and to be missing too many uncompleted ideas.

David remembers their experiences with cartoons that ended too early, and how Steven Universe flexed its creative muscles to create …

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What’s Your Glitch, Mitch? The Meanest Character in Glitch Techs

Mitch Williams has quite the arc from the start of Glitch Techs to the end of its second season: starting as a character willing to use mind wiping for just about anything, he becomes someone who seems like he might actually be willing to work with others. Hey, for Mitch, that’s a big deal.

But …

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Why You Forgave Lapis Lazuli After One Episode of Steven Universe

There’s a lot of talk about villains being redeemed in Steven Universe, but one character left off of those lists is Lapis Lazuli. It’s not hard to understand why: everyone loves Lapis! But if you sit back and watch Ocean Gem, you realize that Lapis did some bad stuff. Why was she forgiven right away?

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Cartoon Network October 2020 Ratings Report

The month of October saw Cartoon Network release a lot of bombs: Teen Titans Go, Apple and Onion, Craig of the Creek, and Total Dramarama all got a week of new episodes, and Victor and Valentino got four!

We also saw the premier of Ben 10 vs the Universe, the Night of the Harbinger movie …

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