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Released two years ago today, and last year’s winner of the Academy Award for best feature animated film, the cartoon oif the day is Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp– wow, that sounds like a couple of pirate films we know– this stylish western was on the tops of many lists last year. Let us know what you thought of this one.
#CotD: One-off character Snapper appeared in “News Hound” and then was dropped. Snapper did not make the grade.
Echoing its Washington-area counterpart, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has given Gore Verbinski’s Rangoits award for Best Animation.
The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn, directed by Steven Spielberg, was named runner-up in the category for the 37th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.
Paramount Pictures announced Monday that it has appointed veteran animation executive David Stainton as president of its new in-house animation division.
Stainton joins Paramount after a 17-year run at Disney, where he served as President of Walt Disney Feature Animation. During his studio tenure, he oversaw several dozen releases across various platforms that brought in $3.5 billion in worldwide revenue. He spearheaded Disney’s transition from its hand-drawn roots to fully digital animation production, led the successful Disney Video Premieres division, and oversaw the studio’s 150-person animation facility in Paris. More recently, Stainton served as CEO of family entertainment producer Henry’s World Media, which he founded in 2007.
CotD: Similar to Max Fleischer’s “King Of The Mardi Gras”, “Quick On The Vigor” was one of Famous Studios less original cartoons…
CotD: A classic from the Herman and Katnip series, “Ship A-Hooey” was released early in the series, around 1954.
Paramount’s deal with DWA expires at the end of 2012.
CotD: A blend of live action & animation, “Cool World” was director Ralph Bakshi’s answer to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
Little Audrey bakes a gingerbread man while listening to a radio cooking show. When the dough is in the oven, she falls asleep. The gingerbread man comes to life and takes her to Cakeland, a colorful musical land of candy canes and ice cream cones. There is a big celebration because the Gingerbread Man is taking Miss Angel Cake as his wife.
Wimpy is working in Bluto’s Restaurant and tries all sorts of tricks to get free food (including pouring hot sauce on Popeye’s roast duck).
Election time again with Popeye on the Spinach Party and Bluto on the Blutocratic ticket. To beat Bluto, Popeye must win Olive’s decisive vote. Popeye and Bluto race to Olive’s country farm to win her affection.
Funderful Suburbia (1962) — Modern Madcap Theatrical Cartoon
Sequel to 1969’s “Nagagutsu O Haita Neko” (Puss In Boots), which also featured Pero. Pero became the mascot and symbol of Toei Animation.