Popeye Google

December 8th is the 105th birthday of Elzie Segar, creator of the Thimble Theatre comic strip and Popeye the Sailor. Google is …

Chuck Jones: The Masters Series DVD

In 1990, Chuck Jones sat down with animation director Jeff DeGrandis to discuss the art of drawing and character development. On February …

Lost Bosko title card?

I’d never seen this before. Oh I’d seen the cartoon, but not this title card. Mike Kazaleh found a recent upload of a rare 2-color …

More Magoo Book Signings

Animator and now author Darrell Van Citters will appear at events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland to celebrate and sign his …

Mish-Mish in National Defense

We’ve posted about Mish Mish cartoons before – but here’s a new one you gotta see. The character was the star of a popular Egyptian …

Two by Two (1966)

I got into a discussion with a friend last week about the horrible theatrical cartoons of the 1960s. I call them “drive-in cartoons” …

Looney Tunes on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network takes a lot of heat around here, but when they do something right we’ll report it and celebrate it. Starting today, …

Raymond Scott, Doc!

Film editor Stan Warnow has made a documentary about his father, the musician/composer/inventor Raymond Scott. Deconstructing Dad: the …

TV Guide on Prime Time Animation (1961)

Whenever I appear on Shokus Internet Radio, I get to plow through Stu Shostack’s incredible library of TV Guide back issues – and I …

Maxine Patin

As a historian, I get a real kick whenever I discover that somebody I had no idea was still alive is, in fact, alive and well. Such is …

New Van Beuren DVDs

Animation historian and cartoon archeologist Steve Stanchfield is back with another double header of rare 1930s cartoons from the …

Canemaker talks McCay at Ohio State

More John Canemaker news! John will present his do-not-miss lecture/screening on the art and life of animation pioneer Winsor McCay …

Magoo’s Christmas Carol panel in NYC

The Paley Center for Media on 52nd Street will be hosting a screening and panel discussion celebrating The First Christmas Special: …

Flintstones Stop-Mo

Here’s the way it should be: the stop motion sequence from Flintstones: On the Rocks (2001), by the gang at Screen Novelties. …

Fred Wolf retrospective

Speaking of Ninja Turtles… My next screening at the Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood is a tribute to animator Fred Wolf. …

A rare Starevich article

Another purchase I made at Cinecon this past Labor Day, was an entire stack of Films In Review magazines, the entire run from 1956 …

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