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Market Showcase: IMPS

The Smurfs began life in 1958 as comic book characters created by Pierre Culliford (Peyo). A film version of this first comic book was made in 1975, entitled “The Smurfs and the ... Continue Reading →
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A Multi-Dimensional Playground

Disney TV Animation’s new series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero has fun creating new worlds and new characters to explore in depth. It’s ... Continue Reading →
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’101 Dalmatians’ Color Stylist Peregoy Dies

Walt Peregoy, who worked as the the legendary color stylist on Disney’s classic feature 101 Dalmatians, died Friday, according to the official D23 Twitter account. After a short ... Continue Reading →
Robert Taylor

‘Fritz’ Animator, Director Taylor Dies

Animator Robert Taylor – best known as the animator on Ralph Bakshi’s original Fritz the Cat feature and director and animator of its sequel — died Dec. 11 due to complications ... Continue Reading →
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$100k ‘Snow White’ Cels Among Animation Auction Lots

Profiles in History will be presenting an auction of significant pieces by legendary studios at its Animation Art Auction, taking place December 18-19. Among the gems is a lot consisting ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Rebrands Boomerang

Turner Broadcasting has announced it will be re-launching its kids brand Boomerang as a worldwide, all-animation, youth-targeted network, featuring a line-up up classic and contemporary ... Continue Reading →
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UPA Artist David Weidman Dies

David Weidman, the animation and silkscreen artist who helped shape UPA’s mid-century modern style in classic cartoons, died last Wednesday at age 93 in his Highland Park, Los ... Continue Reading →
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 →