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The The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy abuses its free pass
If anything should have been adaptable, it was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005/04/28)

Samurai Jack is a take on samurai films, science fiction, Batman, and quest mythology (2003/11/25)

Robotech and Battle of the Planets show how far TV animation has come—or regressed (2003/11/04)

Big O and an updated Gatchaman show two different approaches to retro anime (2003/11/02)

Read or Die has the best anime title ever. And the story's not half bad, either (2003/10/10)

It's hard to find anime that's more like American live-action than Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. That's a compliment, by the way (2003/08/25)

We're not sure how Pixar has sustained fifteen years of consistently top-notch entertainment, but while watching Monsters, Inc. we stopped wondering and enjoyed the fun (2001/10/31)

The original Bubblegum Crisis is considered a classic of SF anime; people will naturally be polarized on some of the changes made for its update, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (2001/08/19)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is a classic case of style over substance. But oh, how stylish it is (2001/07/13)

Atlantis, Disney's first try at action/adventure animation, comes up just a little bit soggy (2001/06/15)

Kiki's Delivery Service is made for children, yet enthralls adults and children alike (2001/05/24)

Dangaio gleefully follows the tradition of older team/giant-robot shows--heck, one 'bot even has rocket fists (2001/02/18)

The care that went into creating Cowboy Bebop's jazzy, eye-popping opening carries over into the series (2001/01/23)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? lovingly wraps the story of Odysseus in Depression-era Mississippi (2001/01/14)

Double Take is a 90-minute riff on one of the best gags of Silver Streak (2001/01/12)

Macross and Macross Plus are anime done right (2001/01/02)

Batman: The Animated Series is that rare series that can survive for so long and maintain its edge and its popularity. And now there's Batman Beyond (2000/10/25)

Blood: The Last Vampire is Japan's first fully digital feature. But that's beside the point (2000/09/11)

It's been a long wait, but X-Men has finally made it to the big screen (2000/07/13)

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