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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 →
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Scooby-Doo Teams Up with WWE in New Movie

Scooby-Doo and his loyal mystery-solving pals are getting into WrestleMania! That’s right the popular Hanna-Barbera characters are joining forces with WWE in a new animated Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Heritage to Auction Off Rare ‘Peanuts’ Art

Rare original animation art from the first TV appearance by Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters will be offered at the Beverly Hills’ Heritage Auctions on Wednesday (Nov. ... Continue Reading →
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Animation’s Legendary (Semi-) Lost Film

Genuinely lost films in feature animation are so rare as to qualify as unique, but there is at least one: Hanna-Barbera’s Rock Odyssey. Intended as the rock n’ roll answer ... Continue Reading →
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Old Visitor from Another Planet

One of the themes of the 2013 Comic-Con, which ended last week, was the 75th anniversary of the most popular space alien of American culture: Kal-El of Krypton, a.k.a. Superman. Superman ... Continue Reading →
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Goodbye, Dali

It has been 10 years now since the release of the longest-in-production film in history, Disney’s animated short Destino. Begun in 1945 as a collaboration between Disney Studios ... Continue Reading →
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Sony May Produce Captain Planet Live-Action Movie

Another popular animated TV show from the 1990s will be making its way to the big screen. Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford are attached as producers to a live-action feature ... Continue Reading →