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Monthly Archives: April 2011
“Bridge,” by Ting Chian Tey of Academy of Art University, took first place in animation last Saturday when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation hosted its 32nd College Television Awards.
Second place in animation went to The Girl and the Fox, by Nicholas William Allred and Tyler Kupferer of Savannah College of Art and Design.
An anthology film made from 10 sections: The Martins And The Coys, Casey at the Bat, Peter and the Wolf, Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet, Without You, All The Cats Join In, After You’ve Gone, Blue Bayou, Two Silhouettes and The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met.
Animation’s most beloved characters are back in an all-new series, The Looney Tunes Show, premiering at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Tuesday, May 3 on Cartoon Network.
Bugs and Daffy haven’t changed — but their living situation has. Bugs is as brazen, sarcastic and ahead-of-the-game as ever, and Daffy, despite his narcissistic, sociopathic and paranoid tendencies, is Bugs’ best friend and seemingly permanent houseguest. No longer confined to seven-minute shorts, their larger-than-life personalities (and egos) offer an irreverent, comical take on our modern world and introduce a whole new realm of possibilities.
Multi-award-winning production and distribution company 9 Story Entertainment has signed an agreement with Cartoon Network for the United States broadcast of its proprietary animated comedy series Almost Naked Animals, 9 Story president and CEO Vince Commisso announced Monday.
Osamu Dezaki, director of many popular Japanese animations and the co-founder of the Madhouse anime studio, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday of lung cancer. He was 67.
Also known as Makura Saki, he was born in Tokyo’s Shinagawa neighborhood on November 18, 1943.
Bosko is taking a bath while humming “Singing in the Bathtub,” playing everything around him like a musical instrument. Even the bathtub gets up and dances. Bosko rides a stream of water out his window, and calls for his car.
Rio opened here last night and it was with a great deal of pleasure and relief to watch after the awfulness of Hop. Rio is a genuine animated feature unlike Hop, and it has one thing over the bunny disaster.…namely quality!!
I wouldn’t go as far to say that Rio is great because it doesn’t quite lift itself into that league. It isn’t Rango territory, or Pixar even, but it is well above that of the recent Gnomeo and Juliet.
Robert Zemeckis will help produce a partly CG-animated adaptation of the humor book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack for Sony Pictures Animation.
It’s Stewie’s first birthday, and Lois has a big party arranged for him until Peter messes up her plans. Lois is furious with Peter when he allows Meg to attend a party the same day as Stewie’s birthday.
20th Century Fox’s animated family film “Rio” made much more noise than Scream 4 could, opening in North America in first place with $40 million this weekend.
Nickelodeon will introduce 450 episodes of new animation programming over the next three years, with nearly 200 episodes rolling out on Saturday mornings in 2012.
New shows include:
- The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra
- Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
- Robot & Monster
- Winx Club
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
America’s favorite pair of slacker dudes appear to be returning to the TV screen after a 14-year absence.
Beavis and Butt-head will come back this summer, the cast of MTV’s Skins announced during the channel’s upfront presentation.
The hit series Superjail! is getting slammed back in general population for a second season of destruction premiering at midnight (ET/PT) Sunday, April 3 on Adult Swim.
Double the insanity. Double the crazy. Double the pain of being kicked in the guts really hard. Season 2 makes Season 1 — which had a body count in the tens of thousands — look like Steel Magnolias.
Have a Grimm old time as Hansel and Gretel get the Fractured Fairy Tales treatment. A Jay Ward send-up of this classic tale, with a whole new twist on the story that you expect.
Canal+ has inked a deal with Los Angeles based Toonzone Studios securing the broadcast rights for the super spy family series Action Dad.
The 2D animated show, produced by Toonzone Studios and financed by the Animation Development Company, follows the adventures of a super spy family in which the parents are spies at competing agencies.