VIETNAM ERA ANIMATION

Coming up later this year from McFarland & Company Publishers is a new book which examines 1960s cartoons from the perspective of the …

MYSTERY!

The opening titles for the PBS series MYSTERY! were based on the artwork of Edward Gorey. It’s a quite successful adaptation of his …

PINK PANTHER SESAME STREET SPOT

Here is eight seconds of DePatie Freleng animation I was unaware of when I wrote my Pink Panther book. Thanks to Nic Kramer for …

The Secret Walt Disney Commercials

ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE has just published an informative piece by historian Jim Korkis about Disney’s short-lived (and rarely …

EVERYBODY CAN DRAW MICKEY!

“Everybody needs to draw Mickey once.” So says Keitai from the Netherlands, who hosts the everybodyneeds2drawmickeyonce.com website, and …

Plastic Man Encore

Cartoon Network’s PLASTIC MAN pilot which we mentioned a few days ago is back online. Check it out HERE. And then check out Stephen …

I GET MAD

Here’s a classic mid-70s SESAME STREET spot directed and designed by Derek Lamb and animated by esteemed cartoon historian and this …

Reminder: Ottawa Contest Ends Sunday

Just a reminder that your chance to win a free full-access pass to the Ottawa International Animation Festival (Sept. 20-24) ends this …

RED DEFENDER

J. J. Sedelmaier sent us a link to his latest set of animated public service spots, based on the subject of donating blood, for the Euro …

BOOK: MTV’S ON AIR

I saw this book at Hennessey+Ingalls the other day and it looks like it’s worth adding to the collection. ON AIR: THE VISUAL MESSAGES AND …

Plastic Man Pilot

Cartoon Network’s pilot for a new PLASTIC MAN series has found its way to MySpace Videos and YouTube. The show wasn’t picked up so this …

BOB BOYLE’S NEW SHOWS

Welcome to the Boyle-Age of cartoons!Last week I was invited to breakfast on the Disney lot and had a look behind the scenes of Toon …

Paul Dini on Smoking Cartoons

BATMAN writer Paul Dini shares his thoughts about the Tom & Jerry smoking ban we mentioned yesterday. His ideas on Disney’s PECOS BILL …

Greenblatt’s Chowder

It seems that ex-SPONGEBOB’ers are turning out to be good content providers for Cartoon Network. First, it was Aaron Springer’s KORGOTH …

Kitty Bobo Resurrected

Remember A KITTY BOBO SHOW? It was a pilot that Cartoon Network produced back in 2001, and as far as CN pilots go, it looked like it had …

Fuming over Tom & Jerry’s Fumes

At least a half dozen people have emailed me about Turner Broadcasting’s decision in Britain to start censoring over 1500 Hanna-Barbera …

Animation Blast 9 Has Arrived!!!

The full shipment of ANIMATION BLAST #9 arrived this past weekend and everything looks great. I’m currently shipping pre-orders and I’d …

Friz Freleng Blog-A-Thon

We mentioned this last month and completely forgot about it. Today is director Friz Freleng’s 100th birthday (or his 101st or 102nd, …

RANDOM SIZZLE REEL

The 5-minute clip reel shown last month at the San Diego Comic Con for Frederator’s new series of Random Cartoons has been posted on You …

Ottawa 2006 Contest

For the second year in a row, Cartoon Brew is giving away two full festival passes to the Ottawa International Animation Festival …

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