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Show business seems to thrive on marking anniversaries for marketing purposes––25th or 50th or 75th Anniversary DVD releases of something, for example––but here’s one that is not on most radar screens: 2013 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first time Hollywood studios tried to foist 3-D films on the public. [...]
Emmy-winning animation veterans Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle spill the beans on their eagerly awaited Nickelodeon show, which is based on DreamWorks’ Monsters vs. Aliens. Nick and Cartoon Network had great success with TV series based on DreamWorks’ features Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. That’s [...]
GKIDS’ New York Intl. Children’s Film Festival will pay a visit to the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, April 26-May 5. Sponsored by Family Drysdale, the two-week festival will offer L.A. audiences a unique opportunity to catch some of the best recent animated features from all over the [...]
Original cels from Disney classics such as Fantasia, Snow White and Lady and the Tramp are continuing to draw huge sales at Heritage Auctions’ Animation events. At the Feb. 21 Animation Art Signature Auction, a three-cel set-up from Walt Disney’s classic Lady and the Tramp realized $33,460 and a cel [...]
Universal Studios and its Illumination Entertainment animation division are banking that Dr. Seuss fans have sufficiently recovered from the much-maligned Jim Carrey take on the green meanie and are ready to see a new CG feature adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The new Grinch outing will be directed [...]
I am writing this week’s blog on the day that President Barack Obama is being sworn in for his second term. What has that to do with the Toon Trenches? Outwardly, nothing, except for a comment made by a radio pundit covering the event, as to how no newly inaugurated president [...]
ABC had a big night with its annual airing of the animated special How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Tuesday (Nov. 27). The evergreen special surpassed original episodes of several broadcast comedies in the adult demographic — including NBC’s New Normal and all of Fox’s lineup. Grinch won 8.4 million viewers [...]
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, even voice work, is the norm, not the exception. Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone certainly have all of those on their resumes—as [...]
One of the tasks of a cartoon historian is to research and identify as accurately as possible which artists and artisans worked on what projects. That, however, can be surprisingly difficult, since screen credit in the Golden Age was often whimsical. Even today, when end credits might account for one-tenth [...]
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. [...]