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Cartoon Network Offers Treats for Halloween

Cartoon Network will be offering a slew of tasty toon treats to boils and ghouls this Halloween (Monday, October 31, if you haven’t been paying attention)! Its Monday night comedy ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Toon Trenches: Big Roy’s Bad Day

When the late, great American artist Iwao Takamoto and his wife Barbara asked me to help write his memoirs in 2005, I was stunned and flattered. Iwao was a legend, and a quiet genius. ... Continue Reading →
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Sesame Street: “Bert and Ernie Aren’t Gay!”

In response to an online petition on change.org 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 →
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Smurfs and the City – ‘The Smurfs’ in 3D

Peyo’s beloved little blue creatures come to CG life in Sony’s Smurfalicious 3-D hybrid extravaganza. It’s been 53 years since Belgian artist Pierre “Peyo” Culliford came ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Inkubation Grad Ruiz Gets Development Deal

Fox’s Inkubation program for up-and-coming animators has produced its first deal, with the studio signing Jason Ruiz to a one-year deal developing an animated series tentatively ... Continue Reading →
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Extended ‘Lord of the Rings’ Arrives on Blu-ray

Fans of Middle Earth can put the final touches on their high-def home video collection. Out this week for the first time on high-definition disc is The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion ... Continue Reading →
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Deals Announce Impending Start of Licensing Expo

The annual Licensing Show is set to open its doors Tuesday for three days of licensing (or licencing, if your British) craziness in Las Vegas. There’s always a ton of announcements ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yogi Bear,’ ‘Venture Bros.’ Top New Video Releases

Home video buyers who  you want to be smarter than the average bear will be heading to Jellystone Park this week. Yogi Bear (Warner Bros., $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 3D Blu-ray) ... Continue Reading →
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Animation, Comics Writer Dwayne McDuffie Dies

Dwayne McDuffie, a writer and producer who contributed to comic books and such animated series as Static Shock, Justice League, Ben 10 and the just-released All-Star Superman, has died. According ... Continue Reading →
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Bugs, Scoob, Optimus, Bats and Spidey Make Teletoon Retro Hall of Fame

Canadian cartoon fans have picked Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Optimus Prime, Batman and Spider-Man as the first five inductees in the Teletoon Retro Hall of Fame. The selection was determined ... Continue Reading →