Big Cartoon News

Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hair-Raising Hare (1946) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Hair-Raising Hare (1946) - Merrie Melodies

A mad scientist needs specimens for his experiments. Lured to the scientist’s lair in a castle by a sexy mechanical rabbit, Bugs is hunted down through the dungeon by the big orange monster (so scary that it frightens its own mirror image away) who wants the bunny for dinner.

Read More

“Kung Fu Panda 2” integrated into CityVille game

"Kung Fu Panda"

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., Paramount Pictures and Zynga announced Friday a new in-game item and quest for players of the popular game CityVille to promote the opening of Kung Fu Panda 2, which debuts in theaters Thursday.

This is the first-ever in-game integration within CityVille, Facebook’s largest and most popular application.

Read More

Songwriter Joseph Brooks, 73, an apparent suicide

Joseph Brooks

Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks, who composed the hit “You Light Up My Life,” was found dead Sunday in his New York apartment. Brooks, 73, apparently killed himself, police said.

His body was found at about 12:30 p.m. at his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side by a friend with whom he had planned to have lunch, according to police.

Read More

Bill Hunter, 71, voiced dentist in “Finding Nemo”

Bill Hunter

Bill Hunter, a mainstay of Australian film who voiced the dentist in Pixar-Disney’s Finding Nemo (2003), died Saturday evening in Melbourne. He was 71.

The actor died surrounded by family and friends at a Kew hospice at 8:05 p.m. local time after fighting cancer, manager Mark Morrissey said.

Read More

Silly Scandals (1931) – Talkartoons Theatrical Cartoon Series

Silly Scandals (1931) - Talkartoons

Bimbo is trying to get in to see a theater stage show. Because he has no money, Bimbo tries various dodges to sneak into the theater, and eventually succeeds. A standard set of Fleischer audience gags follows: First, Bimbo can’t see because he is behind a large hippopotamus who always shifts to block Bimbo’s view; the hippo is replaced by a woman with a big hat.

Read More

Who Shot Mr. Burns? – Part One (1995) – The Simpsons Cartoon Episode Guide

The Simpsons

It’s bad enough that Mr. Burns steals the newly discovered oil under Springfield Elementary, but it’s going too far when he steals the town’s sunshine. He is shot, and everyone wonders who did the dirty deed.

Read More

Adult Swim announces programming slate for 2011-12

Adult Swim

Adult Swim celebrated a new slate of programming for the 2011-12 season Wednesday night during its star-studded annual Upfront event in New York City.

New original series and specials include:

The Venture Bros. Special – From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy
Tight Bros
Black Dynamite
Returning series:

Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole
Mongo Wrestling Alliance
Robot Chicken

Pilots currently in development include:

The Dummiez; Nick Cannon project
Untitled project with Major Lazer
Untitled project with Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
Rolling with Dad; 30-minute animated sitcom created by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg
Untitled project by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland

Returning acquisitions:

American Dad!
Family Guy
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
King of the Hill

Read More