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New DreamWorks Offering Trolls Holds Preview at Cannes Voice stars Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick hit the Croisette to promote the upcoming animated musical-comedy. Open Road Joins ... Continue Reading →

Auctionata Presents ‘Icons of Animation & Illustration’ May 27

Leading online auction house Auctionata will present “Icons of Animation & Illustration” on Friday, May 27, offering an extensive collection of vintage animation art, production ... Continue Reading →

Bugs and Daffy Voice Actor Joe Alaskey Dies

Joe Alaskey, a prolific voice performer who played classic cartoon characters such as Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat, died Wednesday February ... Continue Reading →

‘Bugs Bunny at the Symphony’ Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Consumer Products will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the film-meets-orchestra concert series Bugs Bunny at the Symphony with a special 20-city U.S. and Canada ... Continue Reading →
Joe Dante

Working Out the Bugs

I’ve written before about the special challenges for an actor who has to work alongside nothing, which will at some point be replaced by a special effect or animated character. ... Continue Reading →

Question for the Week of November 6 2012

Who would you vote to be the next president of Toon Town? Mickey Mouse Bugs Bunny Homer Simpson Cowboy Woody Princess Merida Other (Write your own pick) Continue Reading →

Someone Up There Likes Us

Unlike the biz as a whole, animation has long been a field in which people don’t specialize. Finding an artist whose skill set includes animation, design, storyboarding, directing, ... Continue Reading →

‘Looney Tunes Show’ Returns Oct. 3 on CN

The Looney Tunes Show returns Oct. 3 for a second season on Cartoon Network. The series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and pals living as suburban ... Continue Reading →

Costumed Toons Glitz Up White House Easter Egg Roll

Animated characters will help the first family and the nation celebrate Easter this year, with costumed characters ranging from Babar, the Cat in the Hat and the Smurfs to Spider-Man, ... Continue Reading →

Bradford Fest Celebrates Chuck Jones Centennial

Legendary animator Chuck Jones will be the subject of a special tribute at the 18th Bradford International Film Festival  (April 19-29) in the U.K. on the occasion of his 100th birthday. BIFF ... Continue Reading →