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Warner Bros. Animation takes the old Teen Titans characters in a totally new direction in the upcoming Cartoon Network series. It’s a well-known fact that some of the more recent superhero movies and TV shows have a tendency to get a bit too ponderous and brooding. Luckily, you can always [...]
Some eighty years ago, after it was decided that cartoons should be heard as well as seen, the song scores in many cases became the driving forces for the shorts. An entire crop of now-heralded composers–Oliver Wallace, Scott Bradley, Carl Stalling, and by proxy, Raymond Scott, among them–contributed greatly to [...]
Yes, it’s that time of the year when we begin to feel that gnawing sense of panic, reminding us that the holidays will be with us in less than a couple of months. If you’re looking for a few solid gift ideas for that talented animator or toon fan in [...]
A new hybrid live-action/animated feature film written by an ex-SNL cast member is the next step for Warner Bros.’ famous Looney Tunes franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has hired Jenny Slate, a cast member from the 2009-10 season of Saturday Night Live, to write a script for [...]
Most cartoon historians are aware that the fluid that fueled the medium during its Golden Age was not ink or paint, but alcohol. Among my favorite booze-related tales from the toon trenches involve enterprising studio reps trying to hire an established talent away from a competing studio by getting them [...]
Canadian tooncaster Teletoon has revealed its fall programming lineups for its Teletoon, Teletoon at Night, Teletoon Retro, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim channels. Packed full of new series, seasons and flicks, the fall season will launch on Monday, September 3, 2012. Here are some of the programming highlights Canuck viewers [...]
Some fun goodies for kids and kids-at-heart today! The big flippin’ deal this week is Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (Warner: $26.98). But even though you get two glorious DVDs with 25 mad-cap Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts—Chuck Jones’ Old Glory (1939), Duck Amuck (1953) and What’s Opera, [...]
Dallas-based animation and vfx house Reel FX has acquired the 73,200 square foot property that has served as its headquarters for the past seven years at 301 N. Crowdus St.. The studio, which also has a 16,000 square foot facility in Santa Monica, Calif., is led by a team of [...]
One Press graphic novel Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge is on its way to become a Warner Bros. live-action/CG animation hybrid movie. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Matt Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) is attached to adapt the pic, with Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas) planning [...]
Unlike many toonheads, I’ve long been fascinated with the cartoons of Robert McKimson. McKimson was part of the Warner Bros. animation troika in the post-war years, along with Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones, and the director behind the classic characters Foghorn Leghorn and the Tasmanian Devil. Yet even today, though [...]