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Monthly Archives: June 2012
#CotD: From Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera first theatrical series on their own, “Big Mouse Take” was also their only theatrical series.
#CotD: Disney’s second most commercially successful animated film of it’s time, “Lilo & Stitch” was unique in it’s throw-back watercolor backgrounds.
#CotD: The most commercially successful animated film of it’s time, “The Lion King” was criticized by as being little more than an animated Hamlet.
#CotD: From Zero to Hero, “Hercules ” flip-flopped the traditional roles of Hera and Hades.
Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios announced Thursday the voice cast for Epic, a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other.
Former Warner Bros. Entertainment president Alan Horn has been named chairman of the Walt Disney Studios effective June 11, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced Thursday.
Stephen Colbert (“The Colbert Report”), Emmy winner Allison Janney (The Help, The West Wing), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Californication) have joined DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which is now scheduled to be released on November 8, 2013, the studio announced Tuesday.
#CotD: A live-action film with an animated opening sequence, “Grease” was based in a Broadway play.
#CotD: Originally conceived as a 45-minute in-flight feature for Japan Air Lines, “Kurenai No Buta (Porco Rosso)” became the fourth-largest animated box-office draw in Japanese history.
Leading a hugely successful North American box office, DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted opened with $60.4 million over the weekend.
#CotD: The first of four of Tex Avery’s “Tomorrow Themes” cartoons, “The House Of Tomorrow” was a trend-setter predicting the future.
#CotD: One-off character Snapper appeared in “News Hound” and then was dropped. Snapper did not make the grade.
#CotD: Donald got his start in “The Wise Little Hen” as really just a one off character. Who knew!
#CotD: Hugh Harman directed “Tom Turkey And His Harmonica Humdingers” at the same time Hanna and Barbera were creating the first Tom & Jerry cartoon across the hall.
#CotD: “The Land Of The Lost” is the first of three cartoons that Famous Studios did based on this story.