Tim Hollis collects cool stuff

Author and historian Tim Hollis (Mouse Tracks, Hi There Boys and Girls) allowed a local news camera crew to shoot a story about his …

Do candy wrappers turn you on?

Are the cartoon images on these candy wrappers “pornographic”? Apparently some parents in England think so, according to this article. …

Blow Me Down!

This year, Popeye celebrated his 80th birthday (his first comic strip appearance was on January 17th, 1929). This painting, from 2007 by …

An Animation Poster we can all agree on

Nina Paley designed this year’s poster for Asifa-International’s annual International Animation Day. It communicates the idea …

Popeye sings Looney Tunes theme

Speaking of Popeye (as we were here)… his voice croons one of the greatest cartoon theme songs of all time. No, not “I’m Popeye The …

Are the Popeye cartoons racist?

It turns out that Foghorn Leghorn isn’t the only racist cartoon character. Thank you, Yahoo! Answers, for resolving these difficult …

Obama = Felix The Cat?

We try our best to keep politics out of Cartoon Brew, but an item reported this morning on The Huffington Post caught my eye, and I felt …

Thomas the Transformer

Here’s a film I’d pay good money to see. Megatron kicking Thomas in his Tank Engine caboose. Until then, I’ll have to be content with …

Why is Foghorn Leghorn Racist?

How did we ever manage to answer these burning animation history questions before the existence of Yahoo! Answers?

2-D Lovers of Another Kind

It seems only appropriate to wrap up Comic-Con weekend with this New York Times article about Japanese men who have long-term …

Fallen Princesses

No, it’s not a scene from Cartoon Network Real (though I wish it were), it’s from a wonderful series of photographs posted on the JPG …

Michael Jackson, RIP

I didn’t expect to be using this picture in such a sad context, but here is a photo of Michael Jackson visiting with Ward and Betty …

Mickey Mammaries

Combining two iconic Hollywood stars, pop artist Ron English has created a limited edition “bust” of Marilyn Monroe (click on image above …

Man Vs. Cartoon

I’ve been remiss in mentioning the new limited TV series from Warner Bros. – Man Vs. Cartoon – which began last night on cable’s TRU TV. …

Cartoon Innovators

A tongue-in-cheek documentary about the racist origins of the WB cartoon characters, Cartoon Innovators is a short by Hammerkatz, a …

Tim Burton at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NY is putting on a major retrospective about Tim Burton’s career this fall. It will run from November …

Incredible Chairs

A tribute site dedicated to the chairs in The Incredibles. There are worse things one could do with their time…like writing a blogpost …

Cheapo Cartoon Man

I hadn’t seen this before, but thanks to You Tube we now know that long before Robert Smigel and TV Funhouse, a short-lived British …

Powerhouse Harmonica

You know the Raymond Scott tune from a million different cartoons. But I bet you’ve never seen it played like this: (via BB, …

Simpsons Stamps

I couldn’t let the day pass without noting the announcement of The Simpsons U.S. postage stamps. I believe the rule is that something …

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