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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 often want me to pinpoint my favorite H-B character. I usually reply with a laundry list of characters, saying that there is not [...]
Wreck-It Ralph is ready to fix up your home video collection. The hit Disney animated feature leads this week’s homevid releases, arriving in multiple formats for fans to choose from, including DVD ($29.99), Blu-ray and DVD combo pack ($39.99) and the ultimate combo pack with 3D Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, DVD and [...]
Nickelodeon has revealed the nominees for the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards, taking place March 23, airing live on the channel (and online at nick.com/KCA13) at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT. The awards, hosted by Fanboy and Chum Chum‘s Josh Duhamel, cover all aspects of the entertainment landscape. Below is an abbreviated [...]
Unlike the biz as a whole, animation has long been a field in which people don’t specialize. Finding an artist whose skill set includes animation, design, storyboarding, directing, even voice work, is the norm, not the exception. Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone certainly have all of those on their resumes—as [...]
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 in a statement released today (Monday). Warner Premiere was launched during the mid-2000s, when there was a big market for new projects in the [...]
Most cartoon historians are aware that the fluid that fueled the medium during its Golden Age was not ink or paint, but alcohol. Among my favorite booze-related tales from the toon trenches involve enterprising studio reps trying to hire an established talent away from a competing studio by getting them [...]
If the Annie Awards ever decided to create a category for Outstanding Achievement in Horrifyingly Bad Taste in Animation, 1989’s Quiet Please would be the hands-on winner. Nearly a quarter century after it was made by Vancouver-based indie animator Mike Grimshaw, this short cartoon (which is not to be confused [...]
Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation Magazine readers to some of the award-winning animators who have screened at past ABP festivals. Animation Block Party has been fortunate enough to [...]
Legendary dancer, actor, choreographer and director Gene Kelly is being feted this week by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is staging a centennial tribute to him. Kelly’s stint at MGM during the heyday of the movie musical, of course, resulted in such classics as Singin’ in [...]
A tasty selection of home entertainment treats are available for sampling today, including Disney’s new animated Winnie the Pooh adventure and Volume One of the Tom and Jerry Golden Collection! Winnie the Pooh [Disney, $29.99] A. A. Milne’s tubby little teddy bear stuffed with fluff has made his triumphant return [...]