Animator and model designer Arland Barron, who worked on the Disney feature films The Little Mermaid (1989) and Beauty and the Beast (1991), died of pulmonary fibrosis September 22, one day after his 62nd birthday.
GKIDS is bringing a complete retrospective of films from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli to the IFC Center in New York from Friday, December 16 to Thursday, January 12.All 15 Studio Ghibli feature films produced between 1984 and 2008 will be presented, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Films will be shown in both the subtitled and English-dubbed versions.Read More
Bil Keane, creator of the enduring — and endearing — one-panel comic strip Family Circus, died Tuesday. He was 89.
Keane also created the NBC cartoon specials A Special Valentine With The Family Circus (1978), A Family Circus Christmas (1979) and A Family Circus Easter (1982), which were produced by Cullen-Kasden Productions and were ratings successes.
The ToonSeum pulls back the curtain to take a behind the scenes of Looney Tunes through the eyes of Robert McKimson Jr. Robert is the son of famed Warner Bros. cartoon director and animator Bob and the nephew of animators Chuck and Tom McKimson. Robert will share the story of his animated family through pictures and remembrances of their work and the legendary characters they created.Read More
Sony Pictures Animation has set screenwriters Jay Scherick and David Ronn to write the screenplay for an all-new Popeye animated feature, based on the iconic characters of comic strip and cartoon fame, the studio announced Thursday.
The ToonSeum’s executive director, Joe Wos, will be an international geek ambassador of sorts as the “Artist Guest of Honour” during the Pure Speculation Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The fan convention will take place Nov. 18-20 at Grant MacEwan Centre.