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Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Bridge” takes top college TV award for animation

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy

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.

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Bugs and Daffy return in “The Looney Tunes Show”

The Looney Tunes Show

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.

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Longtime anime director Osamu Dezaki dead at 67

Osamu Dezaki

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.

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Sinkin’ In The Bathtub (1930) – Looney Tunes Cartoon

Sinkin' In The Bathtub (1930) - Looney Tunes

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.

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Some heroes are born to fly…. Rio Review


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.

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