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Emmy-Winning ‘Smurfs’ Director-Producer Gerard Baldwin Dies Age 89

Gerard Baldwin, an American director, writer, producer and educator whose prolific TV animation career spanned more than 40 years, died on April 18 in Kingwood, Texas at age 89. Born ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Digs Earth Day with ‘Captain Planet’ Debut

Just in time for Earth Day, Turner’s digital toon platform Boomerang is offering up season one of the classic eco-action series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. From April 19 to ... Continue Reading →
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WBHE Toasts Hanna-Barbera’s 60th with Diamond Collection

From the Stone Age to the Space Age, fans of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s classic Saturday morning cartoons will get to relive all their favorite moments as Warner Bros. ... Continue Reading →
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Gordon Hunt, Voice Director and Acting Coach, Dies at 87

Gordon Hunt, who is credited as recording director on hundreds of TV cartoons, has died. Also highly regarded for his live-action sitcom directing, the multitalented California native ... Continue Reading →
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Rockwell Museum Hosts Hanna-Barbera Exhibit

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts will pay tribute to the driving force behind latter 20th century cartoon powerhouse Hanna-Barbera with a new exhibition, “Hanna-Barbera: ... Continue Reading →
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WB Plans All-Animated ‘Scooby’ Flick

Warner Bros. has announced plans to produce an animated feature take on Hanna-Barbera’s classic toon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?. Tony Cervone, whose toon town credits include ... Continue Reading →
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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Offers Terrific Classic Christmas Marathon

You know you can always rely on Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s all-cartoon-classics network, to provide us with some of our seasonal favorites during this time of the year, and ... Continue Reading →
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Classic Disney Cels Make a Killing at Heritage Auctions

Original cels from Disney classics such as Fantasia, Snow White and Lady and the Tramp are continuing to draw huge sales at Heritage Auctions’ Animation events. At the Feb. 21 Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Matt Groening to Receive WGA’s Writing Award

Matt Groening, animation icon and the creator of The Simpsons and co-creator of Futurama (with David X. Cohen), will receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ ... Continue Reading →