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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

Watch the newly released Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer

I’m not sure a third movie in a sequel series is ever good, but I like the comedic timing in the teaser.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Watch the newly released Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer

Watched the newly released The Peanuts Movie

Today 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios released a new trailer for THE PEANUTS MOVIE!. It’s the most extensive peek into this anticipated release (November 6, 2015). My first reaction to the announcement was of worry that this was going to totally wreck any positive feelings for the original Peanuts. As more of these […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 5 Comments

Video: Rick and Morty visit The Simpsons

Ha ha!

Posted on: Jun 10, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Rick and Morty visit The Simpsons

Video: Pixar releases teaser for The Good Dinosaur

Opening in theaters on November 25, 2015.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Pixar releases teaser for The Good Dinosaur

John Lasseter on the upcoming Disney/Pixar releases

Disney is set to release two movies this year: Inside Out and The Good Dinasaur. Variety has a blurp about a presentation given by John Lasseter at Cannes and gives grades to the next six movie releases. The chief creative officer unveiled new clips and plot lines of such titles as Pixar?s ?Finding Dory,? the […]

Posted on: May 20, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on John Lasseter on the upcoming Disney/Pixar releases

Video: Latest Minions trailer takes the Minions to London

Up until now, I’ve been wary about a movie solely about the Minions, but after seeing this trailer, it’s on my summer list of will-see.

Posted on: May 20, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Latest Minions trailer takes the Minions to London

Netflix and Warner Bros team up for 13 episodes of Green Eggs and Ham

Cartoon Brew reports that Warner Bros. and Netflix are working on a 13-episode series of Dr. Seuss?s Green Eggs and Ham. One of the executive producers will be Ellen DeGeneres, which makes me feel more comfortable with the idea of this beloved book becoming an animated series. According the the Cartoon Brew post, the Seuss […]

Posted on: May 8, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

National Cartoonists Society Foundation awards 2015 scholarship to Derek Desierto

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has announced that this year’s recipient of the 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is Derek Desierto of Sheridan College in Ontario where he studies animation. Derek will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award Weekend in Washington DC in May. From the NCSF: […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: Animation, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Foundation awards 2015 scholarship to Derek Desierto