A Bill Melendez Christmas

What would the holidays be without A Charlie Brown Christmas, which, believe it or not, premiered 47 years ago? And what would any Charlie Brown special be without the late, great Bill ... Continue Reading →

Good Grief, It’s a CG-Animated Peanuts Pic!

Here’s a piece of news that 2D animation purists may have a tough time to swallow. reports that 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age, Rio) will be ... Continue Reading →

‘Team Snoopy’ and More Play Ball on DVD

If you’re not the types to dance around the May Pole, there’s some sweet family fare launching on DVD today. First up: It’s another Peanuts compilation, Charlie Brown! The latest ... Continue Reading →

Rare ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Artwork at Heritage Auctions

An incredibly rare piece of original artwork from the comic classic Calvin and Hobbes will be offered at Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature event taking place ... Continue Reading →

Roman Knows: What’s In a Name

Phil Roman has settled into being an elder statesman of the animation industry—something of an irony (if an inevitable one) for a man once described by Chuck Jones as “the youngest ... Continue Reading →

The Best Interview in Animation

There are good interviews and bad interviews. Some interviewees stick to the marketing playbook at all costs while others tell stories they’ve told so many times that they actually ... Continue Reading →

Sesame Street: “Bert and Ernie Aren’t Gay!”

In response to an online petition on urging Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie to marry, the org has issued a statement noting that the two popular characters are just ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Snoopy,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Bob’ Released on Home Video

It’s going to be tough to pick from this week’s relatively even batch of animation and visual-effects DVD and Blu-ray releases. The animated releases run the full gamut, ... Continue Reading →

Giving Linus a Break!

The Peanuts gang is back in a new stand-alone DVD special in Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. It’s not every day that an animator chooses to quit his day job at Pixar ... Continue Reading →

Disney Gets ‘Tangled’ Up on 3D Blu-ray

The Walt Disney Animation Studios brought a classic fairy tale into modern times with Tangled, and they’re doing it again with a home video release that includes a 3D Blu-ray ... Continue Reading →