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RingTales creates Dilbert, New Yorker mobile app

RingTales and Metranome have partnered to release the first ever animated Dilbert and New Yorker “Cartoon a Day” integrated calendar for BlackBerry smart phones. The downloadable calendars combine the utility of a daily agenda with a daily animated New Yorker or Dilbert cartoons. The app also integrates with the native calendar application on the BlackBerry […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on RingTales creates Dilbert, New Yorker mobile app

RingTales launches new iPhone App for animated cartoons

RingTales, the company co-founded by Over the Hedge co-creator Michael Fry, has launched a new iPhone/iPod Touch app featuring their animated New Yorker cartoons. Unlike other cartoon iPhone apps where cartoons are viewed sequentially, The New Yorker Animated Cartoon iPhone App allows you to shake the phone to randomly show a new set of cartoon […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2009,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, mobile, Comments: 1 Comment

Michael Fry’s RingTales nominated for Webby

RingTales, the cartoon animation start-up of Over the Hedge co-creator Michael Fry has been nominated for a Webby for Best Animated Video of 2008 for its animation of New Yorker cartoons. Those cartoons run on RingTales’ site, The New Yorker and as an iTunes podcast which has generated over 24 million views. In the category […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2008,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Michael Fry’s RingTales nominated for Webby

Pooch Cafe strips to be animated by RingTales

Paul Gilligan has announced that his feature Pooch Cafe is in works with RingTales to animate Pooch Cafe strips for distribution through the web, mobile phones. RingTales was co-founded by Michael Fry (Over the Hedge writer) with the objective of animating print comics. In my interview with Michael a year ago, he had mentioned that […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Pooch Cafe strips to be animated by RingTales

Infocus: Michael Fry launches RingTales animation shorts

Michael Fry Last May, I told you that Michael Fry (the writer behind Over the Hedge), had started a company called RingTales along with Jim Cox (the executive co-producer for the Over the Hedge movie). Their objective was to create small animated shorts from existing print cartoons that can be distributed via mobile phones, blogs/web […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, In Focus, Comments: 5 Comments

Michael Fry starts up RingTales

Michael Fry, “Over the Hedge” co-creator, along with film writer and producer Jim Cox have created an internet start-up called RingTales which focus on making animation shorts for mobile devises.  The animations will be based on current comic strips.

Posted on: May 16, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

Tom Racine interviews Over the Hedge co-creator Michael Fry

Tom Racine’s latest podcast is up with Over the Hedge co-creator Michael Fry. I’ve wanted to talk to Michael Fry since…oh, I dunno…1995 when I first saw “Over the Hedge” in the NY Daily News and knew it was destined to be one of the greats. I love T. Lewis’ line work and character design, […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Pearls Before Swine animated strips now on comics.com

It’s going to be sensory overload for die-hard Pearls Before Swine fans now that animated versions of the strip start appearing on comics. com today. For anyone who’s ever wondered what the Crocs’ accent sounds like or how Pig withstands Rat’s physical punishment, they will have to “tune in” to find out. “Now others can […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Babelgum presents Cartoon Masters

Babelgum and RingTales have posted a series of interviews with notable cartoonists about their process and their comics as animations. The series is entitled, Cartoon Masters. Masters presented so far include: Bob Mankoff Drew Dernavich Isaac Eddy Mark Tatulli Michael Fry Paul Gilligan Richard Thompson Stephan Pastis Here’s a sample with Richard Thompson.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

New Pearls Before Swine animations

Not sure how long the RingTales people have been producing Pearls Before Swine animations, but since I haven’t mentioned it before here’s a sample. You can find more over on Babelgum.com.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

More Lio, Cul de Sac animations

I’m sure the RingTales people are kicking these out faster than I can report on them. Best to bookmark Babelgum website and check often. Here’s a few more from Mark Tatulli’s Lio and Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Two new Cul de Sac animations

Kudos to RingTales and Richard Thompson for two more Cul de Sac animations.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Brevity guys make Google commissioned animation

Brevity co-creators Rodd Perry and Guy Endore-Kaiser worked with RingTales to create a Google commissioned video to help people learn how to share videos through social media. Here it is:

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Brevity guys make Google commissioned animation

Web animation series features Over the Hedge

T Lewis and Michael Fry’s Over the Hedge will be featured as a new animated web series on Babelgum.com. Babelgum.com already has an agreement to exclusively premiere new animated installments of Scott Adam’s Dilbert and the animated New Yorker Cartoons, which are produced by Michael’s company RingTales.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Web animation series features Over the Hedge

Latest animated comic strip: Cul de Sac

Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac is the latest comic strip to be brought to life courtesy of Ringtales and Michael Jantze’s studio (Michael’s studio did the actual animation). According to Richard’s blog, the voice talent for the alice character was provided by Colette Jantze. One of the spoilers for most of the comic strip to […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments