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Disney Gets 3 Golden Globes Nominations, But…

Cartoon Brew is reporting the nominations for the Golden Globes Animation category. It’s a stellar result for Disney, which picked up nominations for its three animated releases of the year: Toy Story 4, The Lion King, and Frozen 2. For the first time since 2012, the House of Mouse accounts for a majority of the […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Animation, Awards, Controversies, Comments: 0 Comments

The Elf Who Lost His Hand in a Tragic Toy Factory Accident: A Christmas Miracle (Holiday Special)

So you read the December 7, 2019 Sally Forth but never thought to check YouTube for the video? Shame! Created and drawn by Francesco Marciuliano, and animated and narrated by Tom Racine The Elf Who Lost His Hand in a Tragic Toy Factory Accident (Holiday Special) is destined to become a beloved annual Christmas viewing […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

The Simpsons – To Be or Not To Be?

In recent comments about the influence of The Simpsons, Elfman caused quite a stir. Speaking with website Joe.ie, Elfman surprised many by saying “Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to end.” Elfman went on to qualify his statement, saying “I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Art Lozzi – RIP

Animation background artist Art Lozzi has passed away. Arminio Guido (Art) Lozzi October 22, 1929 – November 4, 2019 A career outline and a description of Art’s style from Animation Resources: Worked as an inbetweener at MGM and Disney, submitted humorous cartoons to magazines such as the New Yorker, designed holiday cards, worked on Tom […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

Comics Kingdom Video Channel

The Comics Kingdom @YouTube channel is now live! Catch classic like Flash Gordon, Krazy Kat, Beetle Bailey and more every week! Find some exclusive behind the scene clips from some Comics Kingdom cartoonists too! Forget Disney+, the Comics Kingdom Video Channel is here! From the “About” page: Welcome to the official Comics Kingdom video channel, […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, King Features, video, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Kingdom Video Channel

100-Year-Old Felix the Cat

Although there were earlier cats animated by the Pat Sullivan Studios, it is generally agreed that Feline Funnies, released on November 9, 1919, is the first appearance of Felix the Cat. And the cat became the world’s first animated superstar.   Although Pat Sulivan is officially credited as the creator of Felix the Cat, it […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on 100-Year-Old Felix the Cat

Lalo: “I’m usually more of the angry cucaracha”

(photo: Howard Lipin/The San Diego Union-Tribune) Lalo Alcaraz, like many cartoonists, has diversified. He no longer is strictly a pen-on-paper (stylus-on-wacom?) man for editorial cartoons and his La Cucaracha comic strip. More recently, he’s worked as a cultural consultant on the Pixar film “Coco” and the upcoming animated Nickelodeon show, “The Casagrandes.” He recently met […]

Posted on: Oct 4, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lalo: “I’m usually more of the angry cucaracha”

Itchy : Another 100th Anniversary This Year

special post by B.B.Bunk Harold Teen, Barney Google, and the Thimble Theatre cast were all created in 1919. Those comic strip characters were joined by a couple animated characters who made their debut that same year. One was Felix the Cat who, as “Master Tom,” appeared in the Pat Sullivan Studio short Feline Follies. 1919 […]

Posted on: Sep 3, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Itchy : Another 100th Anniversary This Year

L.A. Clippers Release Schedule in Comic Format

The National Basketball Association has announced their 2019-2020 schedule. The Los Angeles Clippers released their NBA 2019-20 schedule in  a comic format.   Five artists contributed to the effort. Karmo Ruusamaa   Bob Lian   Norman Nazar   Jack Perkins   Jonathan Chan   The Clippers Social Media Team gives a shout out to pjpaula04 […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2019,  Section: Animation, comic, Illustration, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on L.A. Clippers Release Schedule in Comic Format

Kyoto Animation Horror

Over the weekend, more information emerged about the fire that devastated Kyoto Animation’s studio last Thursday. Since Cartoon Brew first reported on the incident, the official death toll has risen to 34, and the first details of the suspect and victims have come to light. Cartoon Brew updates on the horrorific Kyoto Animation tragedy.   […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Kyoto Animation Horror

The Federalist Papers in Action by Scott Stantis

What happens when you get Federalists Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (and John Jay?) together with anti-Federalists Patrick Henry and Sam Adams, and then choose Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis as the moderator? In this case the result is a seven and a half minute animated version of the birth of The Constitution. [Scott] […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Flash Gordon Now Planned as Animated Movie

  Among the properties Disney gained when it bought the film and TV assets of 21st Century Fox earlier this year was the rights to Flash Gordon. In development for years, without movement, as a live-action movie it has now been turned over to Taika Waititi and is planned as an animated film. Mike Fleming, […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

New Looney Tunes

  Warner Bros. Animation is producing new Looney Tunes for the public. Returning to the original 1930s and 1940s cartoons for inspiration, new shorts go heavy on sight gags and don’t spare the violence. So snowflakes, who demanded the elimination in the ’70s and ’80s of what made the Tex Avery/Bob Clampett/Frank Tashlin/Chuck Jones cartoons […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comments: 4 Comments

Donald Duck is 85

  Donald Duck was introduced to the public when Walt Disney and company adapted The Little Red Hen fable as the Silly Symphony short The Wise Little Hen premiered on June 9, 1934.   https://zippy.gfycat.com/EducatedImaginativeGrunion.webm above: via gfycat   At the same time Donald Duck debuted in print as part of a Walt Disney partnership […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Donald Duck is 85