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NY Times on "Funky Turns 40" Exhibition on Black Animated Characters of the 70's

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The New York Times has taken a look at “Funky Turns 40,” a traveling exhibition of animation cels, posters, storyboards, and other artifacts preserved by the Museum of UnCut Funk as part of their mission to preserve the rise of black characters in TV animation starting in the 1970’s. The article speaks with the Museum […]

Lou Scheimer, Filmation Co-Founder, 1928 - 2013

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Cartoon Brew reports that Filmation Co-Founder and Producer Lou Scheimer passed away on Thursday at the age of 84. Scheimer got his start in animation working for companies like Warner Bros., Larry Harmon, and Hanna-Barbera until he co-founded Filmation Productions in 1962 along with Hal Sutherland and Norm Prescott. The studio produced animated shows like […]

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 […]

Shout! Factory To Release "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" On DVD

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Shout! Factory has announced details for its complete collection for Bill Cosby’s educational comedy Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids on DVD. The release will collect all 110 episodes of the Filmation cartoon on a 15 disc set, including those episodes produced under the titles┬áThe New Fat Albert Show and┬áThe Adventures of Fat Albert and […]

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