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The Boom of Animation


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Once thought to be only for kids, the appeal of animated programming has expanded exponentially over the past decade. Prime time sitcoms like The Simpsons and Family Guy, as well as a wide variety of programs on channels like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, have demonstrated that cartoons have high entertainment value for children as well as adults.

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Nickelodeon Airs Cartoon With Topless Womans Boobs


Oggy And The Cockroaches

Nickelodeon’s March 5th airing from the show Oggy And The Cockroaches showed a bit more than is normal for a children’s animated series. For about a second of the show, on the left of the frame, an image of a framed, well-endowed topless woman is plainly visible in a scene.

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Top Five Animated Films to Watch Out For in 2015


Five for 2015

2015 is already looking promising as a year for animated features. Elizabeth Eckhart takes a look ahead at the new year in animation, what to expect, and what to look forward to.

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Cartoon Voiceover Artist Gary Owens Passes Away


Gary Owens

American voice over artist and actor Gary Owens passed away yesterday at his home in Encino California in the San Fernando Valley from complications due to type 1 diabetes, a condition he had experienced since childhood. He is survived by Arleta, his wife of 47 years. Owens provided the voices for dozens of animated characters-…

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The Mind Of Lucas Fails


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It’s official: George Lucas has officially proved that he has lost his mind. Or, perhaps more correctly, his mind is so bereft of any good ideas that it is just not worth exploring any further. His newest fantasy film- which he billed as “From The Mind of George Lucas”- has earned a distinction is in it’s second week that no film ever wants to see. Strange Magic broke records as having the lowest box office ticket sales ever for a film in major release.

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Massive Layoffs at DreamWorks Animation


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Financially strapped DreamWorks Animation has announced the unexpected shutdown of one of its main studios, PDI DreamWorks, in Redwood City, California and the subsequent laying off of the 500 employees there. The studio is said to be offering some of the artists in the northern California facility an opportunity to relocate to the southern DreamWorks…

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Oscar Animation Film Nominees List 2015


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This morning the nominees for 24 categories of the Academy Awards were announced in Beverly Hills by the president of the Academy Cheryl Boone Issacs, Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. Among the surprises was the lack of a nomination for Warner Bros. The Lego Movie, though we are not crying much about that…

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Golden Globe Best Animated Films


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The Golden Globes have announced their picks for the Best Animated Feature Film of the year. Sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes picked the five nominees for the award.

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First Look at 3D Animated Popeye


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Director Genndy Tartakovsky has release the first bit of animation from his forthcoming 3D animated take of the classic sailor Popeye. While he is quite adamant that it is not a test, not a scene, and not a part of the final project, it does give a look at his intended style and character design…

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Disney’s Frozen Gets A Fever


Originally published at Big Cartoon DataBase at http://blog.bcdb.com/

After Disney’s Oscar-winning Frozen became the highest grossing animated film of all time, it was inevitable that the mouse-house would revisit the arctic kingdom of Elisa and Anna. In a move that will make pre-teens the world over scream for more Icee’s,  Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that in Spring 2015 they will follow…

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