The Evolution of TV Cartoon Characters

To the average cartoon viewer, SpongeBob is SpongeBob and Bart Simpson is Bart Simpson, but cartoon connoisseurs recognize that characters evolve over the years, not just personality-wise but graphically.

San Diego Comic-Con Animation Open Thread

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 begins tonight. If you have an animation-related project or merchandise that you want attendees to know about, post it in the comments.

Animation’s Domination Slips on Fox Sundays

While Fox’s Sunday night lineup was dubbed Animation Domination in May 2005, it did not officially become all-animated until 2010. Now, the announcement of their fall 2014 schedule reveals that the cartoons will be ceding some of their Sunday night territory to live-action comedies “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Mulaney,” which will be taking over the 8:30 and 9:30 time slots, respectively.

Artist of the Day: Leo Matsuda

Leo Matsuda is a Brazilian artist who works in the story department at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

“Turmoil in the Toy Box” Revisited

Author Phil Phillips spent the 1980s warning parents about the occult forces in children’s TV animation. While his notoriety has passed, fear of the messages in cartoons still exists today.

Richie Pope

Artist of the Day: Richie Pope

Richie Pope is an artist living in Virginia and working as an illustrator. In his work Richie emphasizes the textures of his …

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