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Indie animation company Frederator Networks will launch the premium YouTube channel Cartoon Hangover with three series beginning July 2012. Cartoon Hangover plans to produce and program 10 original series and 39 original shorts in the next three years. The programming will target young adults with character-driven comedy cartoons, according to [...]
The Foundation’s preschool toon Tickety Toc delivers a bright, colorful world on Nick Jr. If you’ve ever observed a child’s instant delight at seeing a cuckoo clock for the first time, you know about the universal appeal of wind-up time pieces. This season, preschoolers will get a chance to experience [...]
We are sad to report that animator and layout artist Dan Mills, whose credits include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Family Guy died earlier this month at the age of 80. Mills, who worked for Disney, Snowball, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Hyperion, Universal and Fox Animation, began his career [...]
It was the rock song that defined a generation. All right, it wasn’t really. Instead, Eep-Opp-Ork-Ah-Ah, which highlighted 1962’s A Date with Jet Screamer, the second-aired episode of The Jetsons, is a spoof of two generations at the same time. But the combination of the wailing, jazzy tune by Hoyt [...]
In a Hollywood Reporter cover story, Seth MacFarlane says he wouldn’t mind ending his long-running Fox animated series Family Guy. “Part of me thinks that Family Guy should have already ended. I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series. I talk to the fans and [...]
We were saddened to learn of the recent death of beloved animation writer and historian and Animation Guild VP Earl Kress passed away recently at age 60 due to complications from liver cancer. Kress’s numerous animation credits include The Fox and the Hound, DuckTales, Ewoks, Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Transformers, Pound Puppies, Taz-Mania, [...]
Don Gato y su Pandilla, a Spanish-language 3D animated feature film based on the Hanna-Barbera character Top Cat, has broken the opening weekend box office record for a local production in Mexico, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film earned about $3.2 million on just more than a thousand screens [...]
Like politics, animation sometimes makes strange bedfellows, particularly when creative visions and egos are involved. Back in the late 1990s, when I was regularly meeting with Joe Barbera in the hopes of putting a book together for him (one that would never be completed, alas), I heard a lot about [...]
After supplying the voice of Donkey in the Shrek Movies and Mushu the Dragon in Mulan, actor Eddie Murphy is now going to stars as Hanna Barbera’s Hong Kong Phooey in a a new live-action/CG hybrid feature produced by Alcon Entertainment. The company’s co-founders and CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew [...]
The name Arthur Davis may not be familiar to the casual toonhead, but not many artists had as long and productive a career in animation as Davis did. He started in animation in the 1920s at the Jefferson Film Corporation, which produced silent Mutt and Jeff cartoons. There he worked [...]