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Simon Cowell Partners with Animal Logic for Betty Boop Flick

The original animation super-starlet Betty Boop will take to the silver screen thanks to a partnership between Australian animation house Animal Logic, Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Betty Boop Takes a Lickin’

Remember when animation professionals used to take pains to argue that animation was not simply a children’s entertainment medium? Neither do the studios. But during the feature ... Continue Reading →
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First Reviews of Folman’s ‘The Congress’ Are In!

Oscar-nominated director Ari Folman’s new pic The Congress opens the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. The sci-fi movie mixes live-action ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS’ ‘The Rabbi’s Cat’ Rolls Out in the U.S.

Prolific French comic-book artist and film director Joann Sfar discusses the real-life inspirations behind The Rabbi’s Cat and his love for American classics. Joann Sfar, the celebrated ... Continue Reading →
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Plenty of Old Pals Pop Up on DVD

A few great new sets are available on DVD today! Topping our list is the 200 Classic Cartoons Collection and Mr. Magoo: The Television Collection 1960-1977. 200 Classic Cartoons Collection ... Continue Reading →
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Faster Than the Eye Can See!

One individual animation drawing goes by faster than the eye can register. Animators have an abundance of funny ideas.  Animators working in England frequently go to lunch in pubs ... Continue Reading →
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Wisconsin Town Hosts 2nd Betty Boop Festival July 28-31

The hometown of the animator behind the iconic character Betty Boop is throwing another party in her honor. The town of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is playing host to the second annual ... Continue Reading →
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Betty Boop Festival Returns to Wisconsin Rapids

Betty Boop appears to have found a new home in Wisconsin Rapids. After the success of last year’s inaugural Betty Boop Festival, the town of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., will host ... Continue Reading →
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Fleischer Studios Loses Betty Boop Copyright Appeal

The heirs of animator Max Fleischer have lost a legal appeal to recover the copyright to the popular cartoon character Betty Boop, according to news reports. In a 2-1 ruling the 9th ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of February 28 2011

Which classic animated character would you like to see back on the movie screen, 2D or CG? • Popeye the Sailor • Betty Boop • Oswald the Rabbit • Felix ... Continue Reading →