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GoComics ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest Starts Today (May 29) – updated

Bumped up as a reminder to all you animators out there. Only 6 days to get your short video animation in! You could win $25,000! No Purch Nec. See Rules for details. Enter now! original May 29, 2018 post: GoComics has sent out an email today announcing the start of their short animation contest. From […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview: Steve Moore to Step Away from ‘In the Bleachers’

Q: You’ve decided to put the pen down on “In the Bleachers” … What gives? The comic is only 33 years old. A: Yeah, 33 years. Would you believe I started Bleachers when I was 4-years old? I didn’t think so. Anyway … I still have three youngsters who need to burn through Dad’s hard-earned […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2018,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

A Mouse Divided – A Mouse Diminished

A few Walt Disney news items via Cartoon Brew. Released tomorrow, July 3, 2018, is ‘A Mouse Divided’ by Jeff Ryan – A New Book Exploring How Success Tore Apart Mickey Mouse Creators Walt Disney And Ub Iwerks Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi explains The book…explores how Walt Disney’s colleague Ub Iwerks was never given the […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on A Mouse Divided – A Mouse Diminished

The Oldest Surviving Animated Films

The Oldest Surviving Animated Films by Sarah Nour at Reel Rundown. The Oldest Surviving Animated Films Part I (1892-1909) Charles-Émile Reynaud was the inventor of optical theatre, an animated moving-picture system that he patented in 1888. In October of 1892, he screened three of his own animated films in a demonstration at the Musée Grévin, […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on The Oldest Surviving Animated Films

Possible ‘B.C.’ Animated Feature for 2021

As reported by Animation Magazine: Parallax Media Ventures is developing a new animated feature based on John Hart’s classic comic series B.C. The feature, titled B.C.: Back to Civilization, will be eyeing an early 2021 release date. Above: presentation artwork for the project. “Today, Johnny Hart’s grandsons Mason and Mick are the wizards behind the […]

Posted on: May 11, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Possible ‘B.C.’ Animated Feature for 2021

GoComics Announces ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest

$25,000 prize to the winner. For more details, go here. bit.ly/2Ihhy5x 

Posted on: May 11, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics Announces ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest

The making of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur

Peter Sciretta at Slashfilm: I?ll be completely honest ? the cartoony dinosaur designs in the posters and advertising did not excite me. It wasn?t until I really got to take in some of the movie that I fully understood the vision of this film, and how the cartoony character designs are used as a wonderful […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Watch The Good Dinosaur trailer

This is the first Pixar I’m excited about in a while.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Watch The Good Dinosaur trailer

Toy Story 4 plot revealed: it’s a love story between Woody and Bo Peep

From CNBC: Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter confirmed on Friday what fans have speculated about for the better part of a year: “Toy Story 4” will revolve around a romance between the blockbuster’s main character, a toy cowboy voiced by Tom Hanks, and a nursery rhyme doll. “It’s a love story with Woody and?and […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Check out the 1980’s Fantistic Funnies tv show with your fav newspaper comics

Charles Brubaker has posted a fascinating piece over at Cartoon Research about the 1980’s ?The Fantastic Funnies? television show wherein actress Loni Anderson, best known for WKRP in Cincinnati, introduces and talks to cartoon characters from newspaper comics of the day. Here’s the intro video. Charles has posted seven other YouTube videos from that program […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Bugs Bunny turned 75 on Monday; watch the first “what’s up doc” video

From 1940, the first Bugs Bunny animation wherein he delivers his famous line, “what’s up doc?’ Merrie Melodies – A Wild Hare (1940)

Posted on: Jul 28, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Bugs Bunny turned 75 on Monday; watch the first “what’s up doc” video

Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns, returns to The Simpsons

Speaking of The Simpsons. Entertainment Weekly reports Harry Shearer, the voice behind The Simpsons’s Mr. Burns has re-joined the voice talent cast. Shearer has signed the same contract as did the other five primary voice actors?Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, and Hank Azaria?keeping the show?s original cast fully intact, EW has learned. […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns, returns to The Simpsons

The quick turn-around Simpsons clip that mocks Donald Trump

This is making the rounds on social media. Too funny not to share.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on The quick turn-around Simpsons clip that mocks Donald Trump

Inside Out loses box office top honors for second weekend in row

The coveted number one movie of the weekend honors was once again denied to Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out which came in second to Jurassic World. Again. Of course, if you can’t win at the game, redefine the rules. So hurray, Inside Out is the highest grossing ORIGINAL film (not franchise film, ahem, Jurassic Park, I mean […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Pete Docter bought crow-quill pens hoping to draw like Richard Thompson

Disney/Pixar’s Peter Docter was featured in the New York Times on Sunday during which he revealed that he was inspired by Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson. Here’s the snippet: DRAWING I just bought a pile of crow-quill pen nibs. You know, the kind you dip in ink before you draw. Richard Thompson, the author […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments