Stan Freberg

Recording Legend Stan Freberg Dies at 88

Acclaimed satirist, radio and recording artist and animation voice actor Stan Freberg died April 7. He was 88. Freberg’s death was reported by his estranged son, Donavan Freberg, ... Continue Reading →
Warner-Bros-150

102Gether Glendale Event Celebrates WB Legacy

Animation fans will want to be in Glendale, Calif., Sept. 21 for a Chuck Jones 102Gether, a film festival tribute to the teams that created the golden age of Warner Bros. cartoons to ... Continue Reading →
June Foray

June Foray to Receive Governors Award at Creative Emmys

Animation legend June Foray will receive the prestigious Governors Award at the upcoming Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on September 15. The beloved voice actress, who is 95, and ... Continue Reading →
Joe Dante

Working Out the Bugs

I’ve written before about the special challenges for an actor who has to work alongside nothing, which will at some point be replaced by a special effect or animated character. ... Continue Reading →
Ed-Asner-150

Who Can Turn the World on with His Voice

Whereas once animation was the province of a small, but talented group of actors who specialized in voice work––Mel Blanc, June Foray, Daws Butler and Don Messick among others––today ... Continue Reading →
Frank-Welker-150

The Animal Appeal of Frank Welker

The unique voice artist Frank Welker has been called the most successful Hollywood actor that the public at large has never heard of. There is no question that he is one of the busiest ... Continue Reading →
Tom-Kenny-150-2

Tom Kenny ‘Chucks’ It in School

To say that voice actor supreme Tom Kenny is perhaps best known as SpongeBob SquarePants is like saying Daniel Radcliffe is perhaps best known as Harry Potter. But like Radcliffe, Tom ... Continue Reading →
woodywoodpecker150

Illumination Taps Altschuler, Krinsky for ‘Woody Woodpecker’

Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri ... Continue Reading →
daffys-rhapsody-looney-tunes-150

New Daffy Short to Debut with ‘Journey 2′

The new Looney Tunes 3-D toon Daffy’s Rhapsody will premiere before screenings of Warner Bros.’ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote ... Continue Reading →
june-foray-150

You’re Goin’ to the Moon, June?

If there is anyone in the animation field who truly needs no introduction, it is June Foray. The First Lady of Animation has accomplished so much in her long and varied career—which ... Continue Reading →