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NY Times Talks with Bill Cosby on "Fat Albert"

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The New York Times has interviewed Bill Cosby on the eve of the release Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series on DVD on June 25, 2013. Among other topics, Cosby discusses how the show came to TV; the ties between the show and its characters and his own life and experiences growing […]

Lucille Bliss, Voice Actor, 1916 - 2012

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Cartoon Brew reports the passing of voice actor Lucille Bliss on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the age of 96 of unstated causes. Bliss’s career stretched to the dawn of the television age, whose voiceover career began as the first TV cartoon character Crusader Rabbit (1949). Bliss went on to hundreds of voiceover jobs in […]

PR: Schulz Museum Celebrates the Holiday Season with "The Art of Peanuts Animation"

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Exhibition of Rare Animation Cels Schulz Museum Celebrates the Holiday Season with The Art of Peanuts Animation (Santa Rosa, CA) Peanuts has been associated with the holidays since that December evening in 1965 when A Charlie Brown Christmas was broadcast on television for the first time. Forty-seven years later, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is highlighting […]

Turner Classic Movies to Screen Rare Animation Marathon on October 21, 2012

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Turner Classic Movies will be hosting a rare animation marathon on Sunday, October 21, 2012, starting at 8:00 PM (all times ET) with the Fleischer Bros. Gulliver’s Travels and Mr. Bug Goes to Town features, followed by a slate of UPA short films at 11:00 PM and then a slate of silent animated shorts from […]

Review: "Big Top Scooby Doo!" This Circus Mystery Gets a Little Hairy For the Scooby Gang

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Circuses are supposed to be happy places, but as any kid who has ever been emotionally scarred by a clown knows, it doesn’t take much to flip the switch from bright and sunny to creepy and terrifying. Show them a dark circus at night, or a clown outside of the very narrow range of settings […]

Jazwares to Release New Hanna-Barbera Action Figures in Fall 2012

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ComicsAlliance.com reports that Jazwares is preparing a new line of classic Hanna-Barbera action figures for release this fall. Included in the lineup are Huckleberry Hound, Hong Kong Phooey, Space Ghost, the Jetsons’ robot maid Rosie, Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, and Fred Flintstone and Dino.

William Windom, Actor, 1923 - 2012

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Character actor William Windom passed away on August 17, 2012, at the age of 88 from congestive heart failure. Windom won an Emmy award in 1970 for his work in the TV series My World and Welcome To It based on the works of James Thurber, but he is probably better known for numerous guest […]

Review: "The Cat in the Hat" Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Not Much Fun for a Rainy Day

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Back in June, I had many kind words for the program and few for the Blu-ray of Green Eggs and Ham. The situation is somewhat reversed for the latest Dr. Seuss Deluxe Edition for The Cat in the Hat: my major gripe that the earlier disc was far too short has been addressed quite nicely […]

Review: "The Smurfs and the Magic Flute" - No Magic Here

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The Smurfs were a European phenomenon long before they were a success story as American collectibles and iconic Saturday morning TV stars. They were introduced in a comic album titled The Flute with Six Holes, as supporting characters in Peyo’s quasi-medieval comics about a brave knight named Johan and his loyal and diminutive squire Peewit. […]

Turner Classic Movies to Air Classic Animated Films on October 21, 2012

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The cable television channel Turner Classic Movies has scheduled multiple older animated works for a six-hour broadcast on Sunday, October 21, 2012. The network’s Robert Osborne will co-host the programming with animation historian and producer Jerry Beck. At this time, TCM plans the following schedule: 8 PM Eastern / 5 PM Pacific: Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s […]

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