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Two decades after its launch, the 24-hour cable channel is one of the most influential forces in pop culture and the toon business. It all started with Daffy Duck. This month as Cartoon Network celebrates its 20th anniversary on the air, classic Looney Tune fans can look back and celebrate [...]
Acclaimed animation world veteran Genndy Tartakovsky brings some old cartoon-y magic to Sony’s summer frightfest Hotel Transylvania. Last summer, when Sony Animation announced that TV veteran Genndy Tartakovsky would take over the reins of its animated feature about a resort for monsters, fans unanimously took a deep breath of relief. [...]
Acclaimed animation veteran Genndy Tartakovsky has inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures Animation. The overall agreement goes beyond his current role as director of Hotel Transylvania and will include development and direction of his own projects, as well as the upcoming new take on Popeye. The deal was announced [...]
Some fun goodies for kids and kids-at-heart today! The big flippin’ deal this week is Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (Warner: $26.98). But even though you get two glorious DVDs with 25 mad-cap Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts—Chuck Jones’ Old Glory (1939), Duck Amuck (1953) and What’s Opera, [...]
DreamWorks’ delightful zoo buddies find some new European pals in the third chapter of the Madagascar trilogy. After the huge box office success of their first two movies, everybody knew Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria were going to have more eye-popping adventures on the big screen. The lovable New York [...]
Pixar alum Andrew Stanton’s first live-action feature John Carter delivers a stunning blend of cutting-edge CG visual effects and gritty images that are grounded in the real world. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars novels have long been an inspiration for animators. In 1935, Bob Clampett famously tried to turn A Princess [...]
The TV world has already been furrowing its brows in puzzlement over how NBC’s planned one-hour-drama reboot of 1960s slapstick The Munsters is going to turn out, but now The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that a nearly finalized deal will bring on board director/producer/writer Bryan Singer of X-Men film franchise [...]
Recently I bumped into an old acquaintance who happened to mention that he had been a good friend of Bob Clampett during the legendary toonmaker’s latter-day career. He described Clampett as being just as funny and crazy in his private life as his characters were on-screen (well, maybe not quite [...]
Tweety, Sylvester, Granny and some familiar voices make the new Warner Bros. 3-D short the cat’s meow. The world is a much different place today than it was in November of 1942 when Tweety Bird made his first appearance in A Tale of Two Kitties. Almost 69 years later, the [...]
There are good interviews and bad interviews. Some interviewees stick to the marketing playbook at all costs while others tell stories they’ve told so many times that they actually believe them. Some people are afraid to talk, and others are afraid not to. I’ve experienced them all. For my money, though, [...]