Allan Melvin (1922-2008)

Character actor Allan Melvin – the voice of Magilla Gorilla – has passed away at age 84. He provided numerous voices for Hanna …

Cartoons and Brew

Animator Dan Meth is hosting his second annual Drinking and Drawing event in both New York City and Portland Oregon next Wednesday (Amid …

Seuss Plush

I love good looking cartoon merchandise. Reader Jim Engel wrote in to let me know that Kohl’s department stores are having a charity …

Ratatouille wins Golden Globe

Congrats to Brad Bird and Pixar. Ratatouille won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature at their non-event/press conference …

Wanna buy Bob Clampett’s studio?

The ultimate Looney Tunes collectible, the historic Bob Clampett studio on Seward Street in Hollywood, is for sale. I don’t know the …

Steve Brodner and “The Naked Campaign”

There may not be a whole lot that’s funny about the recent assassination of Benazir Bhutto, but illustrator Steve Brodner managed to …

Cartoon Dump takes Manhattan…

…or Manhattan takes a Cartoon Dump! One of those things. We’re going LIVE In New York next Tuesday! Our twisted take on the …

His Pen-and-Ink Live For Laughter…

Below is an Eastman Kodak ad I spied recently in a 1950 edition of The Hollywood Reporter. I love the headline copy — “His …

RIP, Oscar Peterson

Jazz legend Oscar Peterson passed away last Sunday at age 82. Below are a couple of his animated collaborations with Norman McLaren and …

Firehouse Five Does “Jingle Bells”

A rollicking version of “Jingle Bells” courtesy of the Firehouse Five Plus Two, which includes two of Disney’s Nine Old Men. The lineup: …

Dumbest Moments in Animation 2007?

Among Fortune Magazine’s list of this year’s 101 Dumbest Moments in Business are: 13. Disneyland – for its plan to revise It’s A Small …

Looney Tunes named “Best Of The Year!”

Thank you Richard Corliss for selecting Looney Tunes Golden Collection #5 as one of the Top Ten DVDs of 2007 in this week’s issue of Time …

Looney Tunes as Foreplay?

A New York area casanova who seduces the ladies with Looney Tunes? Gawker.com has the NSFW details. (Thanks, Anne D. Bernstein)

Seasons Greetings

This JibJab video is a lot like the dream I had last night after seeing The Pixar Story at the Egyptian. What a great film — and just …

Cartoons Summoned to Court

In a “clerical error worthy of a Looney Tunes cartoon”, a court in Naples sent a summons to Tweety, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck ordering …

Celebri-Ducks

Just when you thought the era of ugly Popeye merchandise was over… In a universe of bad ideas, we may have winner! Or this may be …

How To Draw Funny Pictures

Bill Stewart of Frantic Films posted a precious family heirloom on flickr: Treasure Chest’s Hobby Craft – Points on Cartooning and How To …

What kind of man reads Cartoon Brew?

They say one picture is worth a thousand words. This one is worth fifty bucks – on ebay. Click here to view at full size.

Drawing The Sailor

Our buddy Oscar Grillo (above) writes about his latest exhibit of drawings and paintings inspired by a certain spinach eating sailor-man. …

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