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Our first Tex Avery short of the year is Bad Luck Blackie, from 1949. Not his most popular character or short, but one worth watching if you are a fan of Avery.
Robert McKimson paired Bugs Bunny with Gruesome Gorilla in 1950 for Hurdy-Gurdy Hare. Anytime Bugs got to play against the Gorilla it was fun, and this film was no exception. Seen it? Watch it today if it has been a while, or you need a good laugh or three!
Probably the least known and least watch Disney animated film of all time, So Dear To My Heart is even less watched than Song of the South. Most people cab at least sing Zipitty Do Dah from Song of the South.… who can even tell you who starred in So Dear To My Heart?
Six of the 20 highest-grossing North American films of 2012 were completely animated pictures, including Pixar’s Brave, which was seventh overall with $237,262,307.
The episode Bewitched Bear is from the The Huckleberry Hound Show, the first successful animated television series by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. After making the transition from theatrical to television, Hanna-Barbera became synonymous with TV animation, and were the pioneers in the field.
ShortsHD The Short Movie Channel, working with Magnolia Pictures, will release The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013 in over 260 theatres across the United States, Canada and Europe on Friday, February 1.
From the Fleischer Color Classics series, today we celebrate Somewhere In Dreamland. While this was not the first cartoon in the Color Classics series, it does have the unique distinction of being the first from the series produced in three-strip Technicolor. The prior shorts were all done in the inferior two-strip process.
Excellence in both film and TV was recognized Tuesday as the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced its nominees for the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards.
Easily the most controversial of all Bob Clampett’s films, Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs was never intended to offend, but rather to entertain. What Clampett had intended as a celebration of Black music and culture of his time has turned into a touchstone of racist film making at Warner Bros. Additionally, being a War film, there are some very disparaging comments about the Japanese in the film. So what do you think– is this cartoon historically significant enough to rise above it’s racial overtones, or is this more of the man keeping prejudice alive?
Due to lackluster box-office results for 3-D releases of Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Beauty and the Beast, Walt Disney Studios announced Monday that it’s scrubbing plans for a 3-D version of The Little Mermaid in September.
From 1949, Hare Do is one of the great Bugs Bunny-Elmer Fudd meetings. Directed by Isadore Freleng, the short was animated by Ken Champin, Virgil Ross, Gerry Chiniquy and Manuel Perez, this short has a surprise character in addition to the two stars.
The highest-grossing animated film of 2012 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film on Sunday night.
An early Looney Tune, Bosko In Dutch is generally unremarkable in its story telling, animation or direction. However, the short is important because this was the first cartoon that one of the greatest cartoon directors ever supervised– albeit uncredited.
Back to World War II with Herr Meets Hare, an Isadore Freleng propaganda film from 1945. And who wouldn’t want to see Adolf and Herman face off against.… Bugs Bunny!
Not a cartoon per se, but one of the most famous animated sequences ever on TV.… the 1966 Batman Opening Titles paved the way for a whole generation of super hero cartoons on television. As a mid-season replacement series, Batman began on ABC on this date in 1966.