Thundercats Roar

CN Sneak Peeks a Cartoonier ‘ThunderCats’ for 2019

Hoooooo-oh my gosh! Warner Bros. Animation is bringing back the baddy-busting feline icons of ‘80s TV with a new Cartoon Network series, ThunderCats Roar! The first-look footage promises ... Continue Reading →
Isle of Dogs

‘Isle of Dogs’: Apocalypse Bow-Wow!

*** This story originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 279)*** Awe-inspiring stop-motion animation? Check! An unusual storyline driving a magical blend ... Continue Reading →
daily-news-bytes-150

Daily News Bytes

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’: How LAIKA Made the Thrilling Boat Sequence IndieWire chats with director and studio head Travis Knight about the film’s most ambitious ... Continue Reading →
yellow-submarine-150

‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Dies

Robert Balser, best known for serving as animation director on The Beatles’ psychedelic Yellow Submarine, succumbed to respiratory failure and died on Monday, January 4 at age 88. ... Continue Reading →
Arthur Rankin, Jr.

Stamps of Approval

A few days back I was in the post office to buy stamps. “So what?” you may be asking, so, so this: when the postal clerk offered me a selection to choose from, I was delighted ... Continue Reading →
USPS-Rudolph-Forever-Stamps-post-150

USPS Issues ‘Rudolph’ Forever Stamps

Rankin/Bass’s acclaimed stop-motion holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is being honored by the United States Postal Service with a celebratory Limited Edition set ... Continue Reading →
Arthur Rankin Jr.

Remembering Arthur Rankin Jr.

I’ve rarely spoken to any one with as much enthusiasm for his work as Arthur Rankin Jr., half of the prolific production team of Rankin/Bass, who has just passed away at the age ... Continue Reading →
Arthur Rankin Jr.

Stop-Motion Legend Arthur Rankin Jr. Dies

Legendary animator, producer and director Arthur Rankin Jr., who delivered some of the most enduring and well-loved TV holiday specials of all time, has died at age 89. The acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
spongebob-christmas-dvd-150

Stop-Mo ‘SpongeBob Christmas’ Arrives on Nick

Kids’ net Nickelodeon is celebrating the holidays in style with its first full-length stop-motion animated special, It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!, which premieres on the channel ... Continue Reading →
Its-A-SpongeBob-Christmas!-Album-150

Nick Serves Up SpongeBob Christmas Album

If you’re looking add some Bikini Bottom melodies to your usual holiday soundtracks, you’re in luck. Nickelodeon and Sony Music Entertainment are offering It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! ... Continue Reading →