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Monthly Archives: February 2012
CotD: One of the all time most popular Silly Symphonies cartoons, “The Practical Pig” was not the first in the series, but one of the best.
Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter and arranger Billy Strange, who helped make hits for Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, and Frank and Nancy Sinatra, has died in Nashville, the Nashville Tennessean reported Wednesday. He was 81.
Reel FX has teamed with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Puss in Boots, Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth) to produce a groundbreaking CG-animated film with Day of the Dead as its working title, the company announced Tuesday.
CotD: This is a landmark film “The Band Concert” was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon shot and exhibited in color.
British Animation Awards finalists were announced Tuesday for both the juried categories and the Children’s Choice awards, as determined by kid voters in the United Kingdom.
Who’s Britain’s greatest animated character?
CotD: Hanna-Barbera’s third movie “Charlotte’s Web “, and the first to be a Paramount Pictures release.
Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Secret World of Arrietty,” based on Mary Norton’s famous children’s novel The Borrowers, opened in ninth place in limited North American release, taking $6.6 million this past weekend.
The American Cinema Editors named “Rango” as 2011’s Best Edited Animated Feature Film on Saturday night, giving it one of this year’s ACE Eddie Awards.
Atsushi Wada’s “The Great Rabbit,” or “Gurehto Rabitto,” won the Berlinale Shorts International Jury’s Jury Prize (Silver Bear) at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
CotD: One of the most stories pairs in animation began their careers 72 years ago today in “Puss Gets The Boot” watch it today and see how it all started!
CotD: Goofy takes a vacation in “Hello Aloha” and finds out that maybe the islands are not all that they are cracked up to be.