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Which Witch is Which?

Halloween season seems to be the perfect time to bring up one a cartoon character who had one of the most remarkable careers of any animated figure in toon history: Witch Hazel. Live ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Rebrands Boomerang

Turner Broadcasting has announced it will be re-launching its kids brand Boomerang as a worldwide, all-animation, youth-targeted network, featuring a line-up up classic and contemporary ... Continue Reading →
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The Early Hanna-Barbera, a la Benedict

San Diego Comic Con is once more upon us, offering a virtual Roman coliseum packed with all things pop culture. For baby boomer toonheads, there will be one bright spot (well, probably ... Continue Reading →
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Global News Bytes

+ The U.K.’s Novel Entertainment is once again participating in ITV’s Text Santa charity campaign, this year with its lovable troublemaker Horrid Henry. Activities include ... Continue Reading →
Marc Buhaj

Buhaj Upped to GM/Senior VP at Disney XD

Longtime Disney XD development exec Marc Buhaj has been promoted to Disney XD’s VP of programming and general manager. The news was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and ... 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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Cartoon Network Reveals Special Holiday Lineup

While many haven’t even made their Thanksgiving plans, Cartoon Network has unveiled its special holiday programming for the month of December. Here’s a brief rundown so ... Continue Reading →
Ray Patterson

The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... Continue Reading →
Chris Sanders

The Shrinking Vocal Middle Class

One hears about the shrinking middle class all the time on the news, though a similar phenomenon is going on in the animation biz: professional voice over specialists are becoming the ... Continue Reading →
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Jerry Eisenberg’s Flying Hippo

Like all professional toonheads, I’m sometimes asked to identify my favorite cartoon character. More specifically, those who know I tend to specialize in the history of Hanna-Barbera ... Continue Reading →