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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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‘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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Woody Woodpecker Flies to the Big Screen

Walter Lantz’ hyperactive animated bird Woody Woodpecker will be making his way to the bigscreen, thanks to Chris Meledandri and his team at Universal’s Illumination Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →
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Sam Register Shares Secrets of WB Success

Sam Register, exec VP of Creative affairs at Warner Bros., closed the MIP Junior market on Sunday (Oct. 2) with a dynamic look at new shows and sharing some of the key points in revitalizing ... Continue Reading →
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Celebrating Chuck Jones’ 99th Birthday

Few animators have been as influential as Chuck Jones, who would have turned 99 years old today. Jones directed many of the best Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for Warner Bros., ... Continue Reading →
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Bugs and Daffy Host a Dinner Party!

If the thought of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck hosting a dinner party together for all their neighbors seems slightly surreal to you, then you’ll want to check out the new episode of ... Continue Reading →