‘Wreck-It Ralph’ wipes out the competition

Paying homage to the extensive world of video games past and present, “Wreck-It Ralph” is a true contender for most original animated film of the year. “Wreck-It Ralph” leads with an animated short appropriately named “Paperman,” an affectionately contrived boy-meets-girl tale that masterfully mixes CG with hand-drawn animation. Drawn in black-and-white, ‘Paperman’ evokes the magic…

PETA backs a hilariously misinformed ‘Pokémon’ parody game

PETA recently released “Pokémon Black & Blue”–a satirical online flash game that decries the treatment of animals in the Nintendo game series–to coincide with the recent “Pokémon” game releases: “Pokémon Black 2” and “Pokémon White 2.” The game is played from the point of view of a Pikachu and various other Pokémon as they attempt to overthrow their human…