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Animated Antics

Let’s begin by wishing Disney animation veteran Ruthie Tompson a Happy 110th Birthday!   She first joined the Ink and Paint Department. During the next four decades, Tompson worked in various capacities, including reviewing animation cels before they were filmed and scene planning on films such as Fantasia, Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty and Mary Poppins. More […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

A Hostile Life In The Boondocks

In 1999 Aaron McGruder shook up the comics pages in America’s newspapers. In 1997, not long after Aaron McGruder pulled The Boondocks from his college newspaper, he submitted his strip to syndicates, companies that provide comics, puzzles, and advice columns to hundreds of newspapers…The rejections piled on, with the syndicates feeling that The Boondocks was […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on A Hostile Life In The Boondocks

No White Privilege for Scott Adams

Cartoonist and social media maven (he’s been retweeted by President Trump) Scott Adams has created a twitterstorm in responding to a tweet and claiming reverse racism. “I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience. That was the third job I lost for being white. The […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Controversies, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Today’s Jeopardy was a rerun from February 12, 2019.   Answer: This appeared December 29, 1990Question: What is the last Bugs Bunny daily comic strip.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: Comments Off on This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Dan Danglo – RIP

Animation and gag cartoonist Dan Danglo has passed away. Daniel R. (Dan) Danglo March 1, 1925 – June 6, 2020 (There is also a Dan A. Danglo, and a March 26, 1925 birthdate. I hope to get that cleared up.) animation, comic books, gag cartoonist An autobiography from Dan’s website: Dan Danglo was born in […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

HBO Max Releases Full Episode Looney Tunes

The New Looney Tunes Cartoons will be released with the premiere of HBO Max on May 27. HBO Max has released a full episode prior to the debut. From SlashFilm: A full episode of Looney Tunes cartoons runs somewhere between 11-12 minutes long, comprised of two shorts that run between four and seven minutes, as […]

Posted on: May 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on HBO Max Releases Full Episode Looney Tunes

Cartoonists at the Video Shop

Cartoonists are interviewed and/or showcase drawing skills, recorded on video. Last Week a Today show segment discussed historic events as seen in comic strips, highlighting Lalo Alcaraz and La Cucaracha.   Watch as Wisconsin State Journal editorial cartoonist Phil Hands walks viewers through his creative process as he draws his latest Mendota Marsh cartoon.   […]

Posted on: May 19, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, video, Comments: 1 Comment

Animated Baby Blues 2nd Season You’ll Never See

From the Bubble Blabber (“Cartoons Covered”): Last week we wrote a piece with producer Toby Jones Tweeting an inside source claiming to have knowledge about the whereabouts of the second season of the animated series adaptation of Baby Blues. In short, Toby’s source claims that the second season of Baby Blues had never moved beyond pre-production. Baby Blues […]

Posted on: May 18, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Animated Baby Blues 2nd Season You’ll Never See

Gene Deitch – RIP

Animator Gene Deitch has passed away. From the Expatz Czech notice: Prague, April 17 (CTK) – American director and animated film producer Gene Deitch, living in Prague with his Czech wife, animator and producer Zdenka Najmanova, died there last night at the age of 95 years, Garamond publishing house owner Petr Himel told CTK today. […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Román Arámbula – RIP

Comic strip artist and animator Román Arámbula has passed away. Román V. Arámbula September 18, 1936 (?1935?) – March 19, 2020   animation, comic strips The Lambiek Comiclopedia profile. A brief filmography and comics work outline from I.N.D.U.C.K.S.: Education/training Mexico City University Animated films Television commercials 1960s (no specifics known). – Hanna-Barbera: Layout artist 1970-1975 […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Mo Willems and HBO Max in Multiyear Deal

Mo Willems and HBO let The Pigeon do his thing. The Hollywood Reporter reports: HBO Max has made a big commitment to its kids and family programming business, signing beloved children’s author Mo Willems to an exclusive multiyear deal. The streamer won out in a competitive negotiation and will make Willems the first artist in […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Children's Books, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Mo Willems and HBO Max in Multiyear Deal

Big Nate Gets Animated

Lincoln Peirce‘s multimedia success (popular comic strip, best selling comic collections and illustrated novels, musical theatre) is now getting a Nickolodeon animated series. Animation Magazine reports: On Wednesday, Nickelodeon detailed its new, wide-ranging content slate for 2020-21, with a brand-new book-inspired animated series amid several live-action originals… Greenlit for 26 episodes, Big Nate is an […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Ed Henderson – RIP

Animator, and vital Astrodome/Astroworld figure, Ed Henderson has passed away. From the opening of the Dome in 1965 through 1983, Ed Henderson’s entertaining animations were featured centerfield on the “Astrolite” screen.   Edgar Baum (Ed) Henderson, Jr. November 14, 1924 – January 25, 2020   From the obituary: Ed returned to Houston in the early […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2020,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Henderson – RIP

Kobe Bryant – RIP

Dear Basketball, I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave you my all — From my mind & body To my spirit & soul. I want you to know now So we both can savor every moment we have left together. The good and the bad. We have given each other […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kobe Bryant – RIP

So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)

Lynn Johnston has a new outlet for her licensed products.   What Would Mary Do?   Washington Post on the current Library of Congress comics exihibit.   Perks of Being Short – A Brisa Cartoon and Commentary Gallery.   Who’s the caricaturist?   Kevin Cooley Wins 2020 Lucy Shelton Caswell Research Award.   Hollywood’s Lalo […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)