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Gene of All Trades

Some things stay with you for a lifetime. When I was a kid I read a Yogi Bear comic strip in the newspaper in which Ranger Smith punks Yogi by filling his enormous Christmas stocking ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Director Margaret Nichols Dies at 82

Veteran animator and director Margaret Nichols has passed away at the age of 82, reports Big Cartoon Database. The former executive board member of The Animation Guild from 1980 to ... Continue Reading →
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Pioneering Voice Actress Lucille Bliss Passes

Pioneering voice actress Lucille Bliss passed away on Thursday Night (Nov. 8), per Cartoon Brew. She was best known for voicing TV’s first cartoon character, Crusader Rabbit (1949), ... Continue Reading →
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Woodbury Animation Founder Jack Bosson Has Died

Jack Bosson, founder and chair of Woodbury University’s animation department for three years, has died. Animation historian Jerry Beck made the announcement earlier this week. Bosson ... Continue Reading →
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Alexander Film: A Forgotten Toon Powerhouse

Some years back I was talking with a veteran animation director about animation’s Golden Age. “Golden age?” he replied, with an expression of disdain, “I don’t remember getting ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Cartoon Network’s 20th Birthday! (That’s Algebraic!)

Two decades after its launch, the 24-hour cable channel is one of the most influential forces in pop culture and the toon business. It all started with Daffy Duck. This month as Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Rick Hoberg’s Seriously ‘Amazing Friends’

What’s the classic line…“Everything old is new again?” Nowhere is that more evident than in the world of television. This week I’m thinking of what has happened to the ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to Brickleberry!

Comedy Central’s crazy new toon features a group of oddball forest rangers and a pampered grizzly cub voiced by Daniel Tosh. Move over, Ranger Smith and Yogi Bear. There’s a new ... Continue Reading →
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Jazwares Unveils New Line of Hanna-Barbera Collectibles

Jazwares is launching a new line of figures and plush based on several classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Products hit toy aisles nationwide earlier this month and rollouts will ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Doug Crane

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →