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Haunted Cartoon Special


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Disney Television Animation has announced development of an animated television special based on the popular Disneyland ride, “The Haunted Mansion.” While no air date is set, Disney did point to some of the artists involved in the project. Look for book illustrator and horror artist Gris Grimly to art direct the film. Joshua Pruett will…

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2013 Annie Award Nominees Announced


ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominations for its 41st annual Annie Awards, the awards that show the best in animation. The Walt Disney Company and GKIDS both have two nominees for Best Animated Feature (if you count Mizayaki’s Kaze Tachinu, which Disney distributes in the US), with single entries from Pixar, Universal and DreamWorks Animation. Related…

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Cartoon of the Day: I Yabba-Dabba Do!


I Yabba-Dabba Do!

Who is celebrating their twentieth anniversary today? The two stone-age kids that grew up next door to each other- Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm! In 1993, ABC aired I Yabba-Dabba Do!, a special directed by animation giant William Hanna. How tough was it for Fred to give away the bride?

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Cartoon of the Day: A Very Merry Cricket


A Very Merry Cricket

One of Chuck Jones’ specials from the 1970’s, A Very Merry Cricket featured Les Tremayne as Chester C. Cricket and Harry the Cat and Mel Blanc as Tucker the Mouse. Chuck wrote and directed this sequel.

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Cartoon of the Day: Frosty The Snowman


Frosty The Snowman

What would the holidays be without great Rankin-Bass animated specials like Frosty The Snowman? 43 years young today, Frosty The Snowman is not that horrible sequel Frosty Returns (which was cel animated), but proper stop motion animation and narration by none other than Jimmy Durante.

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Cartoon of the Day: A Wish For Wings That Work


A Wish For Wings That Work

One of the most bizarre- and most fun!- Christmas specials is A Wish For Wings That Work, based on the the Bloom County comic strip by Berkeley Breathed. The special, produced by Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment, has more than it’s share of surprises… including an uncredited voice appearance by…. well, just watch it and see.

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Newest Disney Cartoon Princess Upsetting Hispanics


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Disney’s newest princess is set to premiere in three short weeks in Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess. Despite Sofia the First being Disney’s first Latino princess- and Disney’s youngest- Sofia has not endeared herself to many in the Hispanic population.

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Sofia the First Gets A Special Date


Sofia The First

Disney’s Sofie the First– a series about a child princess- is getting closer to airing, and a special based on the series has a firm air date. The special, titled Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, will hit Disney Channel on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 PM, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, on Disney Junior.

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