New ‘Smurfs’ DVD Set for July 16 Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced plans to release a new DVD collection The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue! On July 16, 2013. Fans can enjoy Smurf favorites Papa Smurf, Smurfette, ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Greenlights ‘Scalia & Snagglepuss’ Movie

Jumping on the recent spotlight on Judge Antonin Scalia, Warner Bros. has announced that it’s going ahead with a new live-action/animated hybrid feature titled Scalia & Snagglepuss: ... Continue Reading →

Jerry Eisenberg’s Flying Hippo

Like all professional toonheads, I’m sometimes asked to identify my favorite cartoon character. More specifically, those who know I tend to specialize in the history of Hanna-Barbera ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Brings Superman and Batman to WonderCon

It looks like DC Comics fans will have a blast next weekend (March 29-31) at the WonderCon confab in Anaheim. Warner Bros. Home Ent. plans to bookend the event with the world premiere ... Continue Reading →

Van Eaton Galleries Celebrates Hanna-Barbera

The L.A. area’s Van Eaton Galleries is busy preparing an art show tribute to animation legends Hanna-Barbera this spring. The show will kick off April 6 with a free, open to the public ... Continue Reading →

WB Announces Hanna-Barbera Animation Honorship

Warner Bros. Animation has announced the details about its 2013 Hanna-Barbera Honorship. The program, which was established in 2005, is open to graduating high school seniors enrolling ... Continue Reading →

Iwao and Party Time at Disney

January 8th, 2013, just a little over one week away from my setting down these words, will mark the fifth anniversary of the sudden and tragic death of one of the industry’s most ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →