Tony Benedict

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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Books We Love – Issue #241

Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth By Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell [IDW, $49.99] Accustomed as we are to a steady release of animation art books, such things were much ... Continue Reading →
Bob Hastings

Bob Hastings, Voice in DC Toons, Dies at 89

Bob Hastings, a veteran radio and animation voice actor best known for his roles in various DC Comics cartoons and in sitcoms McHale’s Navy and All in the Family, died at his ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Better Godzilla

Effects crew emphasizes the drama in the classic monster ... Continue Reading →
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WB Plans ‘Flintstones’ Feature

Warner Bros. will be taking theater goers back to the Stone Age with a full-length animated feature adventure starring everyone’s favorite caveman clan: The Flintstones. According ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Presents: The Frederator Retrospective

Back when the Animation Block Party film festival was a curly haired infant, I had a day job managing the School of Visual Arts Animation Department. SVA Animation shared its facility ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Walts

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Walter Lantz, creator — or at least producer and sometime director — of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy and a host ... Continue Reading →
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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
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Sheriff Callie Saves the Day!

Disney Junior’s delightful new preschool show introduces a great cast of eccentric Western characters, while teaching young’uns ... Continue Reading →
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The Jurassic Beasts Are Back!

Walking ... Continue Reading →