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"Dora" and "Diego": Double the Trouble, Half the Fun

My colleague Ed Liu has apparently exhausted himself looking after the Dora and Diego franchises for Toon Zone, and so falls to me the job of finding six hundred words—Any words! Not excluding “abalone” and “metonymy,” if I can find a place for them—that can be applied to the latest DVD offerings to star Nickelodeon’s […]

Cool Stuff: The Dog and the Butcher

The Dog and the Butcher was created by Jonathan Holt and done as his senior thesis for the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. You’ll find some extra art for this short on his portfolio blog. The plot of the short could have been less predictable. It desperately needs one good gag added […]

New "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Video Clip from "Children of the Force"

Lucasfilm has released a new video clip from “Children of the Force,” the upcoming new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that will premiere on Friday, October 9, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Click the image to play the clip (requires QuickTime): <!– Right-click (control-click on a Mac) on the link below to download […]

"Super Friends: Season 1, Volume 1" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner is releasing the 1973 version of the Superfriends in Super Friends: Season 1, Volume 1 on DVD January 5, 2010. The show that started it all brings Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman & Robin, and Aquaman for the first time stopping alien beings, misguided scientists, and any bad guy around, while also […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition Article Round-Up

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, restoring the first animated feature film in high-definition video and sound. In conjunction with this release, WDSHE has released several video clips, pieces of artwork, and news articles about Snow White and the restoration process, and […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: An Interview with Marge Champion

Marge Champion has had a lengthy and renowned career as a dancer, actress, and choreographer on stage and screen. Her first dance instructor was her father, the noted ballet master Ernest Belcher who was one of the first dance directors for the cinema and also dance instructor for both the stars and their children in […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Batman Beyond"

Work with me on this one. We’re all going to pretend that we’re actively working in the animation industry for a moment. It’s sometime in the mid to late 1990′s. We’re in a meeting, discussing the future of the animated Batman property. We’re going to “freshen up” the franchise with a “teen-aged” Batman. Our demographic […]

Future Spotlight: The Amazing World Of Gumball

Seldom does an animated program come along that captivates me with little more than a picture and a paragraph.  However, such has recently happened and I have felt the urge to shine my spotlight on it: The Amazing World Of Gumball. I am a fan of the surreal and this series seems just about as […]

Cool Stuff: Sing Sang Sung

It turns out that Air’s music is not quite my thing, but the animation Mathematic did for the song, Sing, Sang, Sung is. This video follows a sometimes bouncing ball through a Yellow Submarine-esque world. AIR MUSIC VIDEO SING SANG SUNG from MATHEMATIC SAS on Vimeo. (via @antertainer on twitter)

Two New Videos on Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"

Disney has released two new video featurettes about The Princess and the Frog, the upcoming animated movie that will introduce Tiana, Disney’s first black princess, in a revamped version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that has been moved to early 20th century New Orleans. The Princess and the Frog opens in New York and […]

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