Warner Shutters Straight-to-Vid Division

Warner Bros. has closed Warner Premiere, its straight-to-video division. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio cited the declining DVD market and its current transition to digital ... Continue Reading →

The Animal Appeal of Frank Welker

The unique voice artist Frank Welker has been called the most successful Hollywood actor that the public at large has never heard of. There is no question that he is one of the busiest ... Continue Reading →

Disney Animator Launches Knock Knock App

Disney animator Dan Lund has just launched a great new app that will bring smiles to anyone who enjoys those timeless knock knock jokes. The new Knock Knock app for iPads and iPhones ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network HD Launches in Indonesia

Turner has launched Cartoon Network HD in Indonesia on leading national cable platform First Media this week. This is part of a regional rollout plan for CN that kicked off in the Philippines ... Continue Reading →

Costumed Toons Glitz Up White House Easter Egg Roll

Animated characters will help the first family and the nation celebrate Easter this year, with costumed characters ranging from Babar, the Cat in the Hat and the Smurfs to Spider-Man, ... Continue Reading →

Beyond Talking Pigs and Singing Chipmunks

VFX powerhouse Rhythm & Hues celebrates 25 colorful years, embarks on more ambitious projects and plans bigger expansion overseas. Although average moviegoers may not be able to ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s ‘Randy Cunningham’ Goes into Production

Disney TV’s London-based studio has commissioned Ireland’s Boulder Media and L.A.’s Titmouse to produce a new animated comedy titled Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja. Set to ... Continue Reading →

The Animated Life Aquatic

Octonauts, the hit animated U.K. preschool show, finds a new home across the pond on Disney Junior this month. Sometimes you can tell a lot by the imaginative names of the recurring ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →