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We’re only talking about Adult Swim’s newest animated star and his funkadelic show, Black Dynamite! Can ya dig it? Cartoon Network’s irreverent late night block, Adult Swim, is serving up a sizzling new buffet of martial-arts action, mature comedy and slick animation—hold the jive turkey. That’s right, it’s time for [...]
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, [...]
Anyone who knows Ray Bradbury knows that he has a lifelong love of animation. The legendary author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles has contributed to numerous animation-related books and was an early supporter of ASIFA-Hollywood. He’s even dabbled in the medium itself, writing the 1962 Oscar-nominated animated short [...]
Unlike many toonheads, I’ve long been fascinated with the cartoons of Robert McKimson. McKimson was part of the Warner Bros. animation troika in the post-war years, along with Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones, and the director behind the classic characters Foghorn Leghorn and the Tasmanian Devil. Yet even today, though [...]
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 will screen 20 of the greatest short by the iconic toon master, the man behind Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, [...]
In any discussion of the legendary Leon Schlesinger/Warner Bros. cartoon studio, you often hear the words “friendly competition” used to describe the relationships between the various director-driven units. Once in a while you even hear stories about some not-so-friendly competition. But you would never hear things like that coming from [...]
Phil Roman has settled into being an elder statesman of the animation industry—something of an irony (if an inevitable one) for a man once described by Chuck Jones as “the youngest animator in the business.” When Jones declared him so, in the mid-1960s, Phil really was: he spanned the gap [...]
Director Ignacio Ferreras discusses the joys and challenges of adapting the graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) into a 2D animated film. First-time reactions of audiences to an animated movie can be very telling. Just ask Spanish director Ignacio Ferreras, who is getting a lot of attention this year because of his [...]
How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed a long, mutually rewarding relationship over the years. From classic Rankin-Bass specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Chuck Jones’ How Grinch Stole [...]
Retro toon channel Boomerang is getting a jump start on the Thanksgiving Holiday with a week long family programming event including specials, mini-marathons and holiday classics that will be topped off by the network premiere of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! The Chuck Jones-directed 1970 animated special will air on Wednesday, [...]