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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cartoon of the Day: Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too

Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too

Today is actually the anniversary of TWO Winnie the Pooh specials, the aforementioned Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too and, well, I’ll let you figure out the other one. Tigger released in 1974, the other one in 1968.

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Rise of the Guardians Wins at Satellite Awards

Rise Of The Guardians

Dreamworks Animation’s “Rise Of The Guardians” was named Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media at the Satellite Awards, held Sunday night by the International Press Academy at the Intercontinental Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Hayao Miyazaki to Release First Animated Movie in 5 Years

Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)

Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in five years will come out next year, distributor Toho announced Thursday. Miyazaki will release wartime romance Kaze Tachinu, based on the novel of the same name, usually translated as The Wind Has Risen.

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Cartoon of the Day: The Pink Phink

The Pink Phink

The first stand-alone theatrically release cartoon featuring the Pink Panther was The Pink Phink, released this day in 1964. Directed by Friz Freleng and co-directed by Hawley Pratt, this was a real one-of-as-kind cartoon.

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Cartoon of the Day: Chicken Little

Chicken Little

A couple days ago, I panned Chicken Little in CotD as the worst Disney feature animated film ever; this in NOT that Chicken Little. This one was directed by Clyde Geronimi, and produced in 1943. This one was a short.

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The Croods Coming Out of Cave at Berlin Festival

The Croods

DreamWorks Animation’s prehistoric comedy-adventure movie The Croods will have its world premiere at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, it was revealed Thursday.

Directed by Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps) and Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon), and with the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, the 3D movie will be screened out of competition.

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Cartoon of the Day: Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Mickey's Christmas Carol

One of Disney’s very few holiday themed films, Mickey’s Christmas Carol was released on this date 29 years ago today. Animated by Glen Keane and Mark Henn among others, this featurette went on to get an Academy Award nomination in 1984.

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