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Watch out all you young whippersnapper toons. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’s 85-year-old character, Mickey Mouse, is coming back in a new short-form series of 2D cartoons. You can sample Mickey’s brand new look today during a special preview today (Tuesday March 12) at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT, exclusively on [...]
Opting for road-show presentations to key clients and partners instead of the traditional upfront presentation, Cartoon Network has announced a dozen new productions and many returning shows slated for the 2013 and early 2014 season. “As viewers continue to interact with the Cartoon Network brand and content across a variety [...]
Two decades after its launch, the 24-hour cable channel is one of the most influential forces in pop culture and the toon business. It all started with Daffy Duck. This month as Cartoon Network celebrates its 20th anniversary on the air, classic Looney Tune fans can look back and celebrate [...]
Russell Hicks, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran and its Chief Creative Officer since 2008, has been named to the new position of President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon Group. The announcement was made today by Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group, to whom Hicks will continue to report. The newly created [...]
As I write this, the media is abuzz with news of the passing of two Hollywood figures that were in their own ways legends: Phyllis Diller and director Tony Scott. Phyllis died of natural causes and the age of 95, and had spent the last decade of her professional life [...]
Cartoon Network Enterprises has announced a yearlong exclusive partnership with Spirit Halloween to introduce costumes based on two of its most popular franchises—just in time to start making your Trick or Treat plans! Fans of Pendleton Ward’s Emmy-nominated Adventure Time can choose from their favorite characters (including Finn, Jake, Princess [...]
Acclaimed animation veteran Genndy Tartakovsky has inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures Animation. The overall agreement goes beyond his current role as director of Hotel Transylvania and will include development and direction of his own projects, as well as the upcoming new take on Popeye. The deal was announced [...]
We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation companies throughout the years, including Perpetual Motion, Southern Star Productions, Visionary Media and Buzzco. He was responsible for many of the impressive [...]
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City will feature an evening with award-winning animation producer and media entrepreneur Fred Seibert on Thuresday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Seibert, who heads up animation studio Frederator and has held top exec positions at MTV, Hanna-Barbera and Next [...]
If you’re booking a trip to Asia, you may want to add Bang Saray (near Pattaya) on the east coast of Thailand to your itinerary. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific announced yesterday that it will open the world’s first Cartoon Network-themed waterpark in Bang Saray in 2013. The splashy resort [...]