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"The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie": Friz Had to Pay the Bills, Too

When I was a wee lad of 10 or 11, I remember bugging my mother to take my older brother and me to see The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie in theaters. As I recall, we were rebuffed because my mother didn’t see the point of ponying up money and time to see something […]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Survives the Move to High-School

With super-powers derived from his high-tech exoskeleton, Marvel Comics’ Iron Man is one of the ultimate wish-fulfillment superheroes. It might require Tony Stark’s technical brilliance and multi-billion dollar war chest to build the suit of armor, but if you accept that the armor exists, anybody who puts it on can be Iron Man. It almost […]

MoCCA to Host "Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood" Screening April 23, 2009

On Thursday, April 23, 2009, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City will be hosting a screening of the documentary Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood. The film by John Canemaker and Peggy Stern was one of the last filmed interviews with Jones before his passing in 2002, and also features […]

"Baccano!" Vols. 1 & 2: One Noisy, Bloody, Confusing, and Entertaining Ruckus

The new anime series Baccano! feels like the bizarre love child of Miller’s Crossing and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with an added touch of seriously weird humor. Set in 1930′s-era America at the height of the Great Depression and supposedly inspired by the feature film version of The Untouchables, Baccano! is a gangster story with […]

"Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland": Nonsense of the Worst Kind

What are the great works of “nonsense”? Any connoisseur of the form, if asked to provide a list, would surely populate it heavily with cartoons. “Duck Amuck,” “The Great Piggybank Robbery,” the Betty Boop adaptation of “Snow White,” the Mickey Mouse cartoon “Thru the Mirror”: these are all brilliant works of animation whose brilliance has […]

NPR Celebrates SpongeBob's 10th Anniversary

NPR’s “Morning Edition” did a segment Friday, April 17th on the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants. NPR.org includes the complete broadcast audio as well as video of a cast table read and interviews with Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) and Roger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles). (Via Voice Actors in the News)

"G.I. Joe: Resolute" to Premiere on Adult Swim on April 25, 2009 (UPDATED 04/17)

Hasbro has announced that the new micro-series G.I. Joe: Resolute will premiere on April 25, 2009, at midnight on Adult Swim and on-line. The 60 minutes of content will be broken up into 10 5-minute installments and one 10-minute finale. The series was written by Warren Ellis, animated by Titmouse Studios, and directed by Joaquim […]

"Yo Gabba Gabba! New Friends" Keeps on Rocking in the Gabba World

One of the greatest gifts Nickelodeon has given to parents is Yo Gabba Gabba!, a show that many adults seem to enjoy just as much or more than the kids who are supposed to be its target audience. Its wonderful combination of music, dancing, animation, life-size puppets, and hip attitude all combine to produce a […]

Newsarama on 80 Years of Warner Bros. Animation

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the 80th anniversary of Warner Bros. Animation, interspersing comments from Bruce Timm and James Tucker on their work for the studio in between a historical overview of the institution.

Shout! Factory to Distribute "G.I. Joe," "Transformers," "My Little Pony"

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Shout! Factory has signed a deal with Hasbro which will bring DVD sets of the 1980′s cartoons G.I. Joe, The Transformers, and the direct-to-video movie My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure. The Transformers: The Complete First Season – 25th Anniversary Edition will be released on DVD on June 16, […]

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