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ABC Signs Five-Year Deal for ‘Peanuts’ Specials

Charlie Brown and his posse will continue to have their animated adventures on ABC. The network announced on Friday that it has extended its rights to air the popular Peanuts specials ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Offers More Details on CG ‘Peanuts’ Feature

Good grief, Charlie Brown! One of the hot items announced at last week’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas was that Fox’s upcoming Peanuts feature will definitely be CG-animated and ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Painter Edward Levitt Has Died

Edward Levitt, a background painter for Walt Disney Animation Studios during animation’s Golden Age and a key influence on the Cartoon Modern movement of the 1950s, died April 2 in ... Continue Reading →
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Hey, Arnold… Where Have You Been?

Not every successful animated series goes on to become an enduring classic. To put it another way, anyone remember when Rugrats was the hottest thing on TV and one of the hottest licensing ... Continue Reading →
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A Bill Melendez Christmas

What would the holidays be without A Charlie Brown Christmas, which, believe it or not, premiered 47 years ago? And what would any Charlie Brown special be without the late, great Bill ... Continue Reading →
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Good Grief, It’s a CG-Animated Peanuts Pic!

Here’s a piece of news that 2D animation purists may have a tough time to swallow. Deadline.com reports that 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age, Rio) will be ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of December 19 2011

In your opinion, what’s the best animated holiday special of all time? A Charlie Brown Christmas The Grinch that Stole Christmas Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The ... Continue Reading →
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A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa’s Coming to Town

How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Prep & Landing’ Short Airs Tonight on ABC

Disney’s Prep & Landing; Operation Secret Santa, an all-new short film starring Santa Claus’ sneakiest elf operatives, is set to air Tuesday on ABC. The seven-minute ... Continue Reading →