CotD: Any fans of Disney TV’s Darkwing Duck? “Negaduck” released on this date in 1991…Read More
Tom Wilson Sr., creator of comics page and licensing icon Ziggy, died Friday in his sleep of pneumonia at a Cincinnati hospital. He was 80.
Spending most of his career in Cleveland, Wilson moved to a nursing home in Cincinnati about eight years ago in order to be near family.
Wilson made his mark in animation with the Christmas special Ziggy’s Gift, first released on ABC in 1982. Directed by Richard Williams and Eric Goldberg at Welcome Productions, Ziggy’s Gift won an Emmy Award the following year for Outstanding Animated Program.Read More
Writer and storyboard artist Earl Kress, the winner of two Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on animated shows, died early Monday from the liver cancer that he had been battling since earlier this year, cartoon historian Mark Evanier wrote on his “News From ME” blog. He turned 60 last month.Read More
CotD: One of Chguck Jones’ most popular one-off cartoons, “The Dover Boys At Pimento University Or The Rivals Of Roquefort Hall” was also one of the longest Merrie Melody cartoons made…Read More
“Der Kleine Und Das Biest” (The Little Boy and the Beast) by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschötter of Germany, won this year’s Cartoon d’Or, the award for the year’s best European short cartoon.
The five other Cartoon d’Or nominees were Mobile, by Verena Fels of Germany; Paths of Hate, by Damian Nenow of Poland; Pivot, by André Bergs of the Netherlands; The External World, by David O’Reilly of Ireland; and The Gruffalo, by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang of the United Kingdom.Read More
Pokemon fans across America will be marking their calendars for a special limited engagement theatrical event this holiday season.
The newest full-length Pokémon feature film, Pokémon the Movie: White–Victini and Zekrom, is coming to movie theater screens across the United States for one weekend only: December 3 and 4. As a special treat, fans can catch the debut of the movie’s trailer this weekend — Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18th — on www.Pokemon.com immediately following an on-demand, online screening of the most recent feature-length movie, Pokémon–Zoroark: Master of Illusions.Read More