Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →

ABC Signs Five-Year Deal for ‘Peanuts’ Specials

Charlie Brown and his posse will continue to have their animated adventures on ABC. The network announced on Friday that it has extended its rights to air the popular Peanuts specials ... Continue Reading →

Heritage to Auction Off Rare ‘Peanuts’ Art

Rare original animation art from the first TV appearance by Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters will be offered at the Beverly Hills’ Heritage Auctions on Wednesday (Nov. ... Continue Reading →
Paul Feig

Good Grief! Feig to Produce Fox’s ‘Peanuts’ Movie

Comedy director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, NBC’s Freaks and Geeks) isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think of wholesome family animated fare. However, ... Continue Reading →

Introducing Another Memorable French Character

Benoît Chieux speaks about his new animated feature Aunt Hilda! and offers his candid perspectives ... Continue Reading →

Peanuts to Star in French-Produced Animated Shorts

Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy will be heading over to France for a new animated short-form series produced by Normaal Animation and France Televisions. Charles M. Schulz’s beloved ... Continue Reading →

Fox Skeds Five Animated Features a Year for 2017-2018

20th Century Fox has upped the ante in the animated feature film game, announcing Monday plans to release five animated movies a year in 2017 and 2018. With both Blue Sky Studios and ... Continue Reading →

Fox Offers More Details on CG ‘Peanuts’ Feature

Good grief, Charlie Brown! One of the hot items announced at last week’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas was that Fox’s upcoming Peanuts feature will definitely be CG-animated and ... Continue Reading →

Disney Painter Edward Levitt Has Died

Edward Levitt, a background painter for Walt Disney Animation Studios during animation’s Golden Age and a key influence on the Cartoon Modern movement of the 1950s, died April 2 in ... 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 →