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Monthly Archives: October 2011
CotD: Fresh off the closing of the WB studios, Freleng and many other veterans got right to work on a new series starring a pink cat, like “Paperback Writer”.
CotD: I do not like always posting old WB cartoons, but “Bye, Bye Bluebeard” is an Art Davis cartoon, and I will always post an Arty Cartoon!
CotD: Fresh off the closing of the WB studios, Freleng and many other veterans got right to work on a new series starring a pink cat, like “An Ounce Of Pink”.
CotD: Disney took on Rudyard Kipling in “Mad As A Mars Hare”, the last feature film Walt Disney actively oversaw.
Tunisian extremists firebombed the home of a TV station’s chief late Friday to protest a broadcast of the Oscar-nominated 2007 animated film Persepolis.
About a hundred men besieged the home of Nabil Karoui, the head of private television channel Nessma, the station reported in its evening news bulletin. Some tossed Molotov cocktails at the home, located in the national capital of Tunis.
Green Lantern, a DC Comics mainstay for more than 70 years, will be seen in an entirely new way when Warner Bros. Animation’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series – from world-renowned producer, artist and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) — comes to Cartoon Network in a one-hour special event.
CotD: Disney took on Rudyard Kipling in “The Jungle Book”, the last feature film Walt Disney actively oversaw.
The 21st annual EMAs will be held Saturday in Los Angeles.
CotD: Those meddling kids head to the islands in “A Tiki Scare Is No Fair”; So did Freddy drive the whole way?
Dallas-based media and entertainment company Odyssey Pictures Corporation has acquired the screenplay and feature film rights of the children’s literary franchise Hank the Cowdog from Rising Star Studios.
Odyssey plans to produce the property as an animated feature film.
CotD: Poor Ralph Phillips from “From A To Z-Z-Z-Z” is still daydreaming his life away, 57 years later
“The Lady of Names,” a family-friendly film directed by Adam Ciolfi of the Toronto suburb of North York, Ontario, was named Best Feature: Animation at the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival.
The 85-minute stop-motion animation film was made by No Gasoline Productions. In it, a beautiful librarian discovers the power of magic when an ill-conceived wish catapults her into the world of fairy tales. She falls into the clutches of the Troll King, a monster obsessed with imprisoning all the fairy tale folk. Continue reading
CotD: For what it’s worth, “Clock Cleaners” is my personal all-time favorite Mickey Mouse cartoon. Have you seen this one?
A feature version of Hanna-Barbera’s “Top Cat” series has broken the opening weekend record for a Mexican film at that country’s box office.
Don Gato y Su Pandilla grossed almost $3.2 million in Mexico. Distributed by Warner Bros., it was shown in 2D and 3D on over 1,000 screens.
On the heels of the phenomenal success of The Lion King 3D — which was set to cross the $80 million mark at the domestic box office Tuesday — The Walt Disney Studios announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D.