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Monthly Archives: February 2012
An Egyptian court has dismissed one of two complaints over tweeted cartoons of a bearded Mickey Mouse and a veiled Minnie Mouse.
In June, telecommunications magnate Naguib Sawiris, a billionaire Coptic Christian, infuriated conservative Muslims with the satirical messages. Both complaints accuse Sawiris of insulting Islam.
CotD: Rarest of the rare, a leap year cartoon is hard to find. But we do have “Boom Boom” a Looney Tunes short from 1936.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal congratulated Shreveport-based animation studio Moonbot Studios on Sunday night for winning an Oscar at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Moonbot reached the apex of the entertainment industry by winning the Oscar for Best Achievement in Animated Short Film for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
Philadelphia native Jan Berenstain, writer and illustrator with her husband Stan of the preschool Berenstain Bears books and cartoons that have appealed to the young (and young at heart) for 50 years, died Friday. She was 88.
CotD: Daffy Duck’s tour de force, “Duck Amuck ” is one of his most memorable cartoons, and one of Chuck Jones’ greatest shorts.
Did a cat and mouse ever do anything like this?
When an Arlington, Texas mom’s young sons were viewing Tom and Jerry on The Cartoon Network, they suddenly saw more than they bargained for.
CotD: An early Porky short, “Picador Porky” is Mel Blanc’s first appearance in a Warner Bros. short.
In a night of many surprises, the Academy Awards have given the Oscar two surprise films for animated films. In the competition for Best Animated film, Rango pulled out the win over two foreign films, and two from DreamWorks Animation. And for Best Animated Short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios took the little gold knight.
CotD: While a popular Bugs Bunny short, “Mississippi Hare” was one of 12 pulled from rotation by the Cartoon Network for its 2001 “June Bugs” marathon.
Ryan Reynolds will lead an all-star cast including Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson in DreamWorks Animation SKG’s upcoming original film Turbo, the company announced Friday.
Fans can supercharge their Saturday with a special video presentation and panel session for DC Nation — the new one-hour programming block from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment — on March 17 at WonderCon, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California,
CotD: From John Sutherland Productions, “Make Mine Freedom“was seen by 20 million viewers saw the film in its first year of release.
Tim Burton is deep in production of his stop motion remake to his 1984 featurette Frankenweenie titled, strangely enough, Frankenweenie. Slated for am October 2012 release, we now have the first teaser poster for the new Frankenweenie.
In an international work of collaboration, producers Salma Hayek, Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski are being pre-production on an animated screen adaption of Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet.” Easily the poet’s most famous work, each of the chapters in the work will be directed by a different, respected animation director from around the world.