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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 →
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‘Ralph’ Ready to Rock for Home Video Release

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Announces Kids’ Choice Nominees

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Someone Up There Likes Us

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, ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Under the Table with J.B. and Friz

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 ... Continue Reading →
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The Most Shocking Cartoon Ever Made!

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Doug Crane

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Gene Kelly in Toon Town

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Winnie the Pooh, Tom & Jerry New on DVD

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 ... Continue Reading →