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Universal Teases Hybrid Woody Woodpecker Film in Sao Paulo

Universal Pictures brought a new take on a familiar toon to Sao Paulo’s Comic Con Experience over the weekend, revealing a teaser trailer for its hybrid feature Pica-Pau — ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →
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Justin Timberlake Enlists with ‘Trolls’

Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming toy franchise adaptation Trolls, which will bring the colorfully coiffed Danish dolls to the big screen ... Continue Reading →
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Illustrator Mel Crawford Dies at 89

Mel Crawford, a distinctive artist known for drawing and painting children’s books related to animated features and TV shows, died Feb. 23. He was 89. Born in Canada in 1925, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Rescue Rangers’ Due for Live Action Feature

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has picked up a pitch for a live-action movie based on the ’80s-’90s animated TV series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue ... Continue Reading →
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More Enduring Than the Average Bear

This week marks the 52nd anniversary of the premiere of The Yogi Bear Show on television, and it would seem that the smarter-than-the-average bear is busier now than he has been in ... Continue Reading →
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Gene of All Trades

Some things stay with you for a lifetime. When I was a kid I read a Yogi Bear comic strip in the newspaper in which Ranger Smith punks Yogi by filling his enormous Christmas stocking ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to Brickleberry!

Comedy Central’s crazy new toon features a group of oddball forest rangers and a pampered grizzly cub voiced by Daniel Tosh. Move over, Ranger Smith and Yogi Bear. There’s a new ... Continue Reading →
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Jazwares Unveils New Line of Hanna-Barbera Collectibles

Jazwares is launching a new line of figures and plush based on several classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Products hit toy aisles nationwide earlier this month and rollouts will ... Continue Reading →
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Beyond Talking Pigs and Singing Chipmunks

VFX powerhouse Rhythm & Hues celebrates 25 colorful years, embarks on more ambitious projects and plans bigger expansion overseas. Although average moviegoers may not be able to ... Continue Reading →