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Animation Abroad – DreamEast Pictures’ Valt The Wonder Deer

by Joshua Baileyon August 14, 2017
I’ve written about several Chinese animated programs in these articles, but DreamEast Pictures’ Valt The Wonder Deer stood out to me because it was largely made in the United States. The studio, founded in 2014 by SkyOcean Group, was dedicated to creating content for a worldwide audience and to help facilitate an understanding of Chinese […]
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Voiceover Director Andrea Romano Officially Retires

by Peter Paltridgeon August 1, 2017
Andrea Romano, one of the most influential figures in the modern animation industry, has announced her retirement. Romano directed the voice recordings for over 40 animated shows, over 50 movies and over 20 video games. Her resume includes the grand majority of quality cartoons made in the last thirty years, beginning with DuckTales and leading […]

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RIP June Foray: Animation Legend Was 99

by Peter Paltridgeon July 27, 2017
June Foray, one of the most prolific figures in classic animation, has passed away after 99 years of life. She will go down in history as one of the most iconic voice artists the medium of animation has ever had. It’s going to be hard to top Foray’s record. Her career spans a record 71 […]
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Matt Groening Presents: Disenchantment

by Peter Paltridgeon July 25, 2017
Disenchanted with Netflix’s recent purge of quality cartoons like Futurama and American Dad? Good news, everyone — Matt Groening himself is now on the Netflix payroll. Wondering what he’s thinking up? Today we found out. In 2016 the news broke that Netflix was working with Groening to create a new animated series. Eighteen months of […]

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SDCC 2017: First Look At “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling”

by Peter Paltridgeon July 20, 2017
Rocko’s Modern Life is about to get more modern. Nickelodeon let loose over two minutes of clips from the highly-anticipated new TV special, Static Cling, during San Diego Comic-Con. As Rocko says, “I don’t think we’re in the 90’s anymore.” The final Rocko cartoon of the original run ended with Rocko, Heffer and Filburt getting […]

SDCC 2017: New Voltron Trailer; Dates For Third And Fourth Seasons

by Peter Paltridgeon July 20, 2017
The highlight of today’s Voltron panel at San Diego Comic-Con was the release of the official trailer for the third season. We learned that the show will gain new episodes August 4 and also that another season would follow this October. The trailer also reveals some details about the upcoming seasons, so SPOILERS ahoy if […]

CBS Producing Animated Halloween Special Starring Michael Jackson

by Peter Paltridgeon July 12, 2017
Long long ago, there was a serious effort by the broadcast networks to produce animated specials for Halloween. The practice faded away by the late 90’s, but thanks to the efforts of CBS, it’s coming back. And, apparently, so is Michael Jackson. That’s correct — CBS will be airing a one-hour Halloween special this fall […]

A Hurricane Of DuckTales Characters Revealed

by Peter Paltridgeon June 8, 2017
A duck-blur of new information was released today regarding Disney XD’s upcoming DuckTales TV series. We’ve seen Scrooge, Donald and his nephews, and even Gizmoduck, but no one else. Today the production crew revealed to Entertainment Weekly what the entire supporting cast looks like. There are a lot of familiar faces here, but a couple […]

Animation Abroad – Dazzling Star’s Beijing Opera Cats

by Joshua Baileyon May 17, 2017
The Chinese animation industry has been growing rapidly in the past decade, with a number of quality animated movies and television programs being released each year. One show that I’ve had my eye on for a while now is Beijing Opera Cats, which premiered in 2015 and was created by Dazzling Star Animation. I first […]

The Emoji Movie Cannot Be Stopped

by Peter Paltridgeon May 16, 2017
Today the big trailer for Sony’s Emoji Movie was unveiled during a special nautical event at the Cannes Film Festival. A big pier in front of the historic Carlton Hotel was decked out with emoji-related decorations and people dancing around in round yellow costumes. T.J. Miller, who voices one of the main characters, parachuted onto […]