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A Tale of Two Walts

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Walter Lantz, creator — or at least producer and sometime director — of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy and a host ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Taps Altschuler, Krinsky for ‘Woody Woodpecker’

Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri ... Continue Reading →
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Lantz Foundation Supports LMU Animation Lab

Thanks to a $540,000 grant from the Walter Lantz Foundation, Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television will be able to outfit its new Animation Lab with state-of-the-art ... Continue Reading →
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5-Day Webcam Event Celebrates 100th ‘Robot Chicken’

Adult Swim’s Emmy Award-winning show Robot Chicken will broadcast its 100th episode Sunday, January 15 at 11:30 p.m. during the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network. Created by Seth ... Continue Reading →
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Woody Woodpecker Flies to the Big Screen

Walter Lantz’ hyperactive animated bird Woody Woodpecker will be making his way to the bigscreen, thanks to Chris Meledandri and his team at Universal’s Illumination Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →