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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Sing it with us: What lives in the rainforest, under a tree? Spongiforma squarepantsii, a new species of mushroom almost as strange as its cartoon namesake.
Its discovery in the forests of Borneo, says San Francisco State University researcher Dennis Desjardin, suggests that even some of the most charismatic characters in the fungal kingdom are yet to be identified.
Roger Rabbit is an animated cartoon star-a ‘Toon’- at Maroon Cartoon Studios. Roger is suspected of the murder of Marvin Acme, owner of the Los Angeles subdivision of Toontown, and head of the renowned Cartoon Prop Company.
“The Penguins Of Madagascar” received six Daytime Emmys — including one for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program — during a grand gala Friday night for over 1,000 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives — including 13 animators — who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
A group of elves is in charge of adding color back to the landscape for spring! Old Man Winter fights back, pushing the lever to turn the “spring machine” off!
Teletoon Canada inc. announced Tuesday its lineup of new and returning Canadian original series recently green-lit or currently in production.
The board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — which hands out the Oscars — voted Tuesday to change the rules for nomination in the Animated Feature Film category.
Austria’s State TV apologized Tuesday for airing a version of Walt Disney’s Oscar-winning cartoon Three Little Pigs that, critics allege, strengthen anti-Jewish stereotypes present when it was made in 1933.
Daffy commands a lonely cavalry outpost in the old West. He and General Porky hold the fort.
Two-time Grammy Award-nominated composer Jon Brion has signed to create the original score for Laika and Focus Features’ animated comedy thriller ParaNorman, currently in production at Laika’s Oregon studios for release across the United States by Focus on August 17, 2012.
Cartoon Network has signed an agreement with acclaimed producer Joel Silver and Silver Pictures to develop a live-action motion picture for its globally successful animated action-adventure property, Ben 10, Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.‘s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division, announced Tuesday.
Lady, a pretty Cocker Spaniel from a respectable home, falls in love with the cocky Tramp, a mutt from the wrong side of the tracks. When Lady’s master and mistress leave town for a few days, they leave Aunt Sarah and her two wicked Siamese cats to watch the house and care for their baby.
A young lion cub, Simba, struggles to follow in the regal paw prints of his father, King Mufasa, after Mufasa is killed through the treachery of his uncle Scar. Simba is convinced that he is actually responsible for his father’s death, and Scar urges him to run away from the Pride lands and never return.
Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) joins the cast of Nickelodeon’s all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Raphael, one of four teenage brothers dedicated to a life battling evil denizens. Rounding out the cast are Jason Biggs (American Pie) as Leonardo, Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as Michelangelo and Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as Donatello. Paulsen also voiced the original Raphael from 1987–1996 in the first series.