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The Early Hanna-Barbera, a la Benedict

San Diego Comic Con is once more upon us, offering a virtual Roman coliseum packed with all things pop culture. For baby boomer toonheads, there will be one bright spot (well, probably ... Continue Reading →
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Chuck Jones Exhibit Opens July 19 in NYC

We wrote previously about a new traveling exhibition of the art of animation great Chuck Jones, which is slated for a four year, 13-city tour of the nation through 2019. But we wanted ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Teases ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Lava’ Short

It’s a sad year for animation fans when there are no features due out from Pixar Animation Studios. But based on a sneak peek offered to journalists in Hollywood this week of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Looney’ Releases, ‘Wolverine’ Return

Apparently, that was NOT all, folks! After a five-year gap, Warner Bros. has released Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection Volume 8 (Warner Bros., $19.98), featuring 30 classic cartoons ... Continue Reading →
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ToonSeum Pop-Up Spotlights WB Classics

In celebration of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II April 10-13, the Toonseum in Pittsburgh has opened a pop-up Looney Tunes exhibit presented ... Continue Reading →
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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Spotlights Chuck Jones

A new traveling exhibition of the art of animation great Chuck Jones is slated to start a four year, 13-city tour of the nation starting with New York City in July. The exhibition, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Rescue Rangers’ Due for Live Action Feature

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has picked up a pitch for a live-action movie based on the ’80s-’90s animated TV series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job’ Ready to Crack the Box Office This Weekend

Toronto’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Grinch,’ ‘Shrek the Halls’ Return to ABC

Christmas arrives early to ABC this year as the alphabet channel will air the classic holiday special Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 8 p.m., followed by DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #234

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design By Tod Polson [Chronicle Books, $40] Fans of classic animation gems such as Dumbo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ... Continue Reading →