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Tex Avery’s Hometown Honors His Legacy

Tex Avery holds a special place in the hearts of most animation fans for the fantastic comedy shorts he directed for the likes of Warner Bros. and MGM — and now he’s getting ... Continue Reading →
Joe Barbera

Joe Barbera’s Snow Job

As regular readers of this blog know, whenever I’m at a loss for a story idea, I turn back to the book of Joe … Barbera, that is. I knew Joe for the last several years of ... Continue Reading →
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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘The Hole’ Added to Film Registry

Disney’s Mary Poppins, the Hubley’s animated short The Hole and sci-fi epic Forbidden Planet are among the 25 titles added to the National Film Registry of the Library of ... Continue Reading →
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Milk to Deliver VFX for New ‘Doctor Who’ Series

Milk Visual Effects, the company behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor – has been commissioned by the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Grinch,’ ‘Shrek the Halls’ Return to ABC

Christmas arrives early to ABC this year as the alphabet channel will air the classic holiday special Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 8 p.m., followed by DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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MGM producing Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Charles Addams’ classic monster family is coming back to the big screen. Variety reports the beloved kooky characters are being prepared for an animated movie, produced by MGM. ... Continue Reading →
Ray Patterson

The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Brings Back Classic Looney Tunes in Oct.

Fans of the old classic Looney Tunes cartoons have a big reason to celebrate the arrival of October. Boomerang is bringing back the famous Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd ... Continue Reading →
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New Producer Gnosis Launches with Vinton Film

A new L.A.-based CG film and social gaming studio, Gnosis Moving Pictures, has announced it will kick off its production slate with an animated feature, The Quest, directed by Oscar ... Continue Reading →