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Monthly Archives: April 2012
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” co-produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation, opened in North America in a very close second place, making $11.4 million at the box office between Friday and Sunday.
“Rango” has won for Animated Comedy Film and “Archer” for Animated Comedy Series on Saturday night at the Comedy Awards 2012, the second annual blockbuster event dedicated to celebrating all that is funny.
Co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker are working to develop Disney Animation’s next hand-drawn feature film, an official division of the Mouse House has confirmed.
CotD: Did you know there was a green Aardvark? He was in “Odd Ant Out” the second of his two appearances in this theatrical series.
CotD: Donald gives his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie quite the hockey lesson in “The Hockey Champ” a 1939 short directed by Jack King.
Jim Hiltz, a director of “Rocky and His Friends” and several other Jay Ward cartoon series, has died, Normand Rompre, a former cameraman from Michael Mills Studios, where he had also worked, said Thursday. He was 84.
DreamWorks Animation and Disney have received letters of inquiry from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission over their business activities in China, according to an unnamed person familiar with the matter.
The first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO movie will open across the United States on February 28, 2014, it was announced Monday by Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures.
CotD: First appearing in the Goofy cartoon Hold That Pose, Humphrey the Bear was in “Hooked Bear” was a big, dumb, opportunistic, neurotic brown bear who lives in Brownstone National Park.
CotD: Extremely similar to a WB cartoon staring Bugs Bunny, “The Cat Concerto” and Tom and Jerry ended up winning the Oscar that year– Bugs would wait another ten for his.
CotD: Buzzy’s debut film was in “The Stupidstitious Cat” an obvious parody of Jack Benny (as the cat) and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson.
“Nothing But the Tooth,” an episode of Nelvana’s “Scaredy Squirrel” written by Darrin Rose, won a Canadian screenwriting award for animation Monday evening from the Writers’ Guild of Canada.
Singer Jean Stout, who lent his talents to many French dubs of Disney cartoon movies, died April 10 in his native France, just three days short of his 79th birthday.
Stout was a singer and regular soloist in almost all Disney soundtracks from The Jungle Book (1967) until the early 2000s. His last dubbing role was for a re-release of 1937’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.
CotD: Rudolf Ising was at the end of his career at MGM when he directed “The Boy And The Wolf ” as a one-time cartoon.