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Monthly Archives: September 2011
The Dover Boys At Pimento University Or The Rivals Of Roquefort Hall (1942) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series
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…
CotD: One of four ftom Tex Avery’s “Of Tomorrow” series, “The Farm Of Tomorrow” was als the last in the series…
CotD: From the Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics series, we have “Vampire Bats And Scaredy Cats”, an episode that featured Scooby-Dum…
“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.
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.
CotD: The first episode in the Tiny Toons series, “The Looney Beginning” marked a resurgence in Warner Bros. animation…
The victory was narrow, but “The Smurfs” stayed on top of the foreign box office yet again this past weekend.
Combining 3D animation and live action, The Smurfs grossed $15.6 million at 6,660 venues in 81 overseas countries. It’s the fifth weekend in a row that Sony Animation’s family film has emerged at No. 1 overseas.
Vancouver-based animation studio Bardel Entertainment Inc. announced Monday that it is expanding its operations with the opening of a new satellite studio in Kelowna, located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded the 2010-11 Creative Arts Primetime Emmys for programs and individual achievements at the 63rd Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
Laika has optioned “Wildwood,” the debut HarperCollins children’s novel written by Colin Meloy, lead singer and songwriter for rock band The Decemberists, with illustrations by award-winning artist Carson Ellis.
The announcement was made Thursday by Travis Knight, president and CEO of the Portland, Oregon-based animation studio. Laika, which produced the Oscar-and BAFTA-nominated feature film Coraline, is currently in production on the 3D stop-motion animated feature film ParaNorman.
These and a multitude of other animated characters are now featured in a new exhibit in the Douglas County Museum in Tuscola, Illinois. Continue reading
Instead of getting any cash from a 7-Eleven, a Gumby suit-wearing robber in the San Diego area ended up 26 cents poorer early Labor Day.
CotD: A color remake of 1938’s “Porky In Wackyland”, “Dough For The Do-Do” also sported a bit of new animation…