Thursday, April 29, 2010

Team Rocket's Last Stand?

As some of us Pokémon fans have learned from the fourth generation games HeartGold and SoulSilver, Team Rocket returns under the command of four executives - Proton, Petrel, Ariana, and Archer. This kind of thing makes me think it would be sort of cool if these four were to make an appearance in the anime series or even if Team Rocket came back for the upcoming fifth generation games, which might not be likely. Still, if anything, this certainly gives us a more in-depth look of the most notoriously known criminal syndicate in the history of Pokémon. As it should be said, there's nothing like the originals, but it seems more of a chance that something new will come along in Black and White. May HeartGold and SoulSilver bring us a long-lasting tribute to the Rockets, as this may be their last stand. Good riddance, Team Rocket...

Remembering Ray

WARNING! SPOILERS! This post contains spoilers regarding the latest Disney animated film, The Princess and the Frog. View at your own risk, or try not to look for that matter, if you wish to see for yourself what happens.

You know, there's another air of tragedy besides Ray, the lovable Cajun firefly, dying on us in the film's end. Rumor has it that from here on out, Disney is stopping with its traditional 2-D animation here and now and continuing its CGI work seen in films such as Bolt. Not to mention, an upcoming film that will feature a character to become the tenth Disney Princess is now being entitled "Tangled" instead of simply being called "Rapunzel" and quite frankly, it is said that there is much displeasure over the decision. Kinda makes you wonder if the Disney studio is slipping up in their reputation. Whatever was wrong with the classic animated films such as Home on the Range and The Princess and the Frog? Personally, I do not take the latter's "not meeting Disney's expectations as successful" or "aimed towards girl audiences" as an excuse. There's plenty of stuff that makes me think otherwise, such as the word mucus being used and plenty of dark magic in the form of voodoo, especially during Facilier's musical number. I have to ask, "Where did this film go wrong?" and "What the heck is Disney doing?" Come on, classic, people! Classics! Sure, some of us like new generation stuff and expect CGI in films and such to show off new technology, but can't at least Disney keep a tradition alive? And that is my positive review of The Princess and the Frog. Yes, the film was that good from my point of view. I hope Walt Disney isn't rolling around in his grave for this whole ordeal of no more traditional animation from here on.

Actually, scratch that. Disney may just uphold tradition after all!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Games, Old-Style Colors

Apparently, the 5th generation Pokémon games are currently titled Pokémon Black and Pokémon White. With these colors chosen for game names, this means that with a brand-new generation, the naming has gone back to old-school naming using colors instead of fancy jewel names. But judging on some screen shots, there appears to be a lot more of 3D transition compared to previous generations. At least the games themselves are still planned for the original Nintendo DS so far, despite hearing of new Nintendo hand-held devices, so for those of you who have a Nintendo DS, let's keep those hopes up! Personally, I thought I was gonna retire from Nintendo DS game collecting... guess that might be waiting a little longer...

The Neverending Story

The user Ultima The High Seraph from Kingdom Hearts Wikia has stated the following:

"In a recent interview, series director Tetsuya Nomura has stated that there will be three new Kingdom Hearts games in the near future. Two of these will be spin-offs to the main series, and the third will be the long awaited
Kingdom Hearts III! That's right, all of you fan-fiction-creating fans, it has finally been announced! Even better, Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Kingdom Hearts III will not be the end of the Kingdom Hearts series; there will be much more to come! One of the two spin-offs is expected to be released this year, but Kingdom Hearts III will not be released until Final Fantasy Versus XIII is released, the current project of Nomura's team."

With many more Kingdom Hearts games and projects to come, the future of this epic world-traveling series is looking brighter than ever! Rejoice, fans!

Monday, April 12, 2010


To our surprise, Phineas and Ferb fans, the talked-about Wizard of Oz parody episode, "Wizard of Odd", premiered in English on Disney Channel Austraila, April 9, 2010, before reaching the broadcasting stations of Disney Channel and Disney XD! You can find it on YouTube and I suggest you watch it! It's a full-on musical with seven songs, tying the record of most songs with Phineas and Ferb's Christmas Vacation and there are Wizard of Oz parodies aplenty, with loads of humor! Check it out, why don't you? Check it out!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools?

Actually, I don't think it is. Well, we'll soon find out in the coming days whether this is official or not. Read this for more info.

Happy April Fool's Day! (Why do I say these things anyway? I should be saying "Happy Easter!")