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BCDB Upgrades To New Forum

BCDB ForumThe Big Car­toon Data­Base announced upgrad­ing their forum to a new soft­ware pack­age this week­end, and the new forum went live Sat­ur­day morn­ing. The upgrade was also accom­pa­nied with a change in URLs, to the new loca­tion The changeover went over smoothly, with no major glitches accord­ing to BCDB. All of the cur­rent mod­er­a­tors and Admins from the old forum moved over to the new.

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Cartoon of the Day: The Sunshine Makers

The Sunshine Makers

The Sun­shine Makers

Not a whole lot to choose from today, so I decided to go for unusual. The Sun­shine Mak­ers is from Van Beuren Stu­dios Rain­bow Parade The­atri­cal Car­toon Series, and while it may not be the most obscure choice I could make, it is cer­tainly not a series many are knowl­edge­able of.

This is the story of a com­mu­nity of happy, iden­ti­cal lit­tle gnomes who have the abil­ity to dis­till sun­shine into a bot­tled elixir. Any­one con­sum­ing this liq­uid imme­di­ately begins singing and caper­ing about in per­fect hap­pi­ness (despite the obvi­ously radioac­tive nature of the stuff; it causes an x-ray effect on any­one who drinks it or bathes in it).

In a gloomy for­est nearby lives a bunch of misery-loving gob­lins who only feel good when they feel bad. See­ing the sun­shine gnomes as a threat to their way of life, they mount a lame attack on the gnome vil­lage. The gnomes fight back by bom­bard­ing the gob­lins with bot­tles of the sun­shine elixir. Soon, the gob­lins are thor­oughly assim­i­lated and every­one is happy.

Orig­i­nally released as a pro­mo­tional film for Borden’s Milk, thus the “Bor­den” script on the title card.

So if you are in the mood to see some early (1935) and unusual ani­ma­tion, pop over to BCDB today and give this one a look… and let us know what you think!

7 Wise Dwarfs (1941) — Walt Disney Theatrical Cartoon

7 Wise Dwarfs

7 Wise Dwarfs

CotD: Re-edited ani­ma­tion from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “7 Wise Dwarfs” pro­moted the pur­chase of Cana­dian war bonds.

7 Wise Dwarfs (1941) — Walt Dis­ney The­atri­cal Cartoon

Re-edited ani­ma­tion from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” has the dwarfs invest­ing the pro­ceeds of their dia­mond mine into Cana­dian War Bonds.

Watch “7 Wise Dwarfs” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

Dragon” winner of Humane Society’s Genesis Award

How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon

Drag­ons, vam­pires and even some humans took home hon­ors Sat­ur­day at the 25th Anniver­sary Gen­e­sis Awards, pre­sented by the Humane Soci­ety of the United States.

Dream­Works Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon won in the Out­stand­ing Fea­ture Film cat­e­gory for its inspir­ing mes­sage about tol­er­ance and respect for all liv­ing creatures.

The other nom­i­nee in the cat­e­gory was The Switch, from Mira­max Films.

This year’s Gen­e­sis Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency Cen­tury Plaza in Los Ange­les. Every year, they pay trib­ute to major news and enter­tain­ment media for pro­duc­ing out­stand­ing works that raise pub­lic aware­ness of ani­mal issues.

More on this award at The Big Car­toon Forum

Shatner can Klingon to lifetime performing award

William Shatner, Captain James T. Kirk of "Star Trek

William Shat­ner, Cap­tain James T. Kirk of “Star Trek

William Shat­ner, Cap­tain James T. Kirk of “Star Trek” and its 1973 Fil­ma­tion Asso­ciates spin-off series, is now where few men have gone before.

He was named Thurs­day as one of six lau­re­ates of the annual Gov­er­nor General’s Per­form­ing Arts Awards for Life­time Artis­tic Achieve­ment, the ulti­mate recog­ni­tion in Canada’s per­form­ing arts.

Beyond the ani­mated Star Trek, Shat­ner has taken on many other voice roles.

He pro­vided the voice of Mayor Phleg­m­ming in the partly ani­mated 2001 film Osmo­sis Jones. The 2006 computer-animated films Over the Hedge and The Wild cast him as Ozzie and Kazar, respec­tively. And in last year’s mini-feature Quan­tum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, his was the voice of Core.

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Chico y Rita” named best animated film at Goyas

"Chico y Rita" named best animated film at Goyas

Chico y Rita” named best ani­mated film at Goyas

Partly set in Cuba, the Spanish-British co-production “Chico y Rita” was named best ani­mated film late Sun­day at the Goya Awards, Spain’s ver­sion of the Oscars.

In Chico y Rita (Chico & Rita), Oscar-winning direc­tor Fer­nando Trueba and famed designer Javier Mariscal teamed up to cre­ate an epic ani­mated love story that occurs around the time of the Cuban Rev­o­lu­tion. High­light­ing a piv­otal moment in the evo­lu­tion of jazz and trav­el­ing from Havana to New York, Chico y Rita is a trib­ute to the music, cul­ture and peo­ple of Cuba.

The film was a col­lab­o­ra­tion between stu­dios Fer­nando Trueba PC SA, Estu­dio Mariscal SA, Magic Light Pic­tures and IOM Ltd.

For best ani­mated short film, the Goya win­ner was La bruxa, directed by Nico­lais Matji of La Fiesta PC.

Win­ning nine tro­phies at the Goya Awards was the Catalan-language Pa Negre (Black Bread), about a fam­ily drama in post-Civil War Spain.

From: Big Car­toon Forum