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Heather North, Voice of Daphne, Dies At 71

by Peter Paltridgeon December 20, 2017
Heather North, the actress who lent her voice to Scooby Doo’s Daphne Blake for over thirty years, has passed away at the age of 71. North’s career mostly consisted of fluffy family roles — she made guest appearances on shows like My Three Sons, Gidget, and The Monkees, and she co-starred in Disney’s The Barefoot […]
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“Garfield” and “Jonny Quest” Coming to Boomerang for Thanksgiving

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2017
The Boomerang streaming service will be adding the classic animated series Garfield and Jonny Quest to the lineup for November, including several dedicated holiday-themed Garfield specials including Garfield’s Thanksgiving, Garfield in the Rough, and Garfield on the Town. The full press announcement follows: GIVE THANKS! BOOMERANG WELCOMES GARFIELD AND JONNY QUEST Starting in November, feast […]

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The Jetsons To Be Revived In The Form of A Live-Action Sitcom

by Peter Paltridgeon August 17, 2017
Remember George Jetson? His boy Elroy? Daughter Judy? Jane, his wife? How would they look if real people stuffed themselves into their 60’s-era future-vision clothing and acted out their parts? We’re about to find out. ABC has ordered a new Jetsons TV series in the form of a live-action sitcom. The pilot is currently being […]
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“Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection” Coming to DVD and Digital in Summer 2017

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2017
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF HANNA-BARBERA ANIMATION STUDIO WITH RELEASE OF THE DIAMOND COLLECTION ON DVD AND DIGITAL THIS SUMMER Ultimate Anniversary Catalog Features over 70 Seasons of the Most Beloved Animated Series including The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear and Many More! Rollout Includes New Digital Content, Celebratory Repackaging, Free […]

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Gordon Hunt, Director and Acting Teacher, 1929 – 2016

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2016
Gordon Hunt passed away on Saturday night after battling Parkinson’s disease at the age of 87. His decades-long career included stints as an actor, acting teacher, and director, with a long stint as Hanna-Barbera’s voice director starting in the 1980’s and introducing a small flood of talent both in front of microphones and behind the […]
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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 […]