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Johnny Quest Movie Looking For New Director

by Peter Paltridgeon July 29, 2016
Awhile back it was announced that Robert Rodriguez (mainly known for crazy, ultraviolent B-movies and the Spy Kids) was working with screenwriter Terry Rossio on adapting the 1960’s cartoon show Johnny Quest to the big screen. Now an article on Forbes says Rodriguez has been let go, and the project is looking for a new […]
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William Schallert, Actor, 1922 – 2016

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2016
Veteran character actor William Schallert passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the age of 93. His career spanned for more than 6 decades, earning credits on stage, screens large and small, and in voice-over. He was born on July 6, 1922, in Los Angeles, CA, shifting his career goal from composer to actor […]

DC Publishing New Reinventions Of Classic Hanna-Barbera Characters

by Peter Paltridgeon January 28, 2016
Look out, cartoon traditionalists: DC is about to revise and revamp the most beloved cartoons of the Baby Boomer generation for the 21st century. The results have been published by Entertainment Weekly, and……If there was ever a time for George Takei to walk into the room and utter his deepest, bellowing “Oh MYYYYYYY,” it’s now. […]

Review: Mashup Monday with “Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest” and “Scooby-Doo Meets KISS”

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2015
It’s Mashup Monday, where we look at two slightly unlikely properties combining to make some surprisingly fun entertainment value. I freely admit I wasn’t impressed enough by Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes enough to keep seeking out the subsequent Tom and Jerry movies. That film struck me as a movie made by people who […]

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New Scooby Doo Movie Coming To Theaters, This One Animated

by Peter Paltridgeon August 18, 2015
Forget all about that embarrassing live-action half-parody that called itself Scooby Doo back in 2002. This time they’re going to do it right. The Hollywood Reporter revealed this morning that the Scooby Gang is returning to theaters in an animated feature. Dan Povenmire, co-creator of Phineas and Ferb, will executive produce the new film. Tony […]

CLIP: “Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest”

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2015
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“Sin City” Director Set to Direct Live-Action “Jonny Quest” Movie

by Dan Collinson May 27, 2015
Superhero Hype has reported that Robert Rodriguez, director of such films as Sin City, Spy Kids, and Machete, will direct the live-action version of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. The film will be based on the cartoon that aired on ABC back in 1964 dealing with Jonny, the┬áson of research scientist […]

John Stephenson, Voice Actor, 1923 – 2015

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Writer Mark Evanier reports the passing of veteran voice actor John Stephenson on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the age of 91. While the cause of death was not stated, Mr. Stephenson had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for some time and had been living in a nursing home. Mr. Stephenson’s career began in 1948, when […]

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Gordon Kent, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2015
Several websites are marking the passing of longtime animation industry veteran Gordon Kent on Thursday, March 5, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. Mr. Kent began working in animation immediately after college on CBS Storybreak. In his long career in the industry, he worked as a writer, producer, director, storyboard artist, animation timing director, […]

NYCC 2014: Animator Tom Cook On His Career and the Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons

by Todd DuBoison October 21, 2014
Challenge of the Superfriends, Thundarr the Barbarian, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Bravestarr. Those are just some of the cartoons worked on by animator Tom Cook, whose animation career started in at Hanna-Barbera Studios in 1979 and stretched through the heyday of Saturday morning animation and beyond. At New York Comic Con Mr. […]