| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In fall 1961, TV animation pioneer Jay Ward was awaiting NBC's prime-time launch of "The Bullwinkle Show" — his clever, satirical series that appealed to children and adult sensibilities.
The series revolving around the naive but resourceful...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The submission period for entries for the 42nd annual Annie Awards has opened, and the ASIFA-Hollywood-backed kudos for animation has added a new category. Hopefuls can now submit entries for character animation in a videogame. The deadline for all...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"Frozen" has iced another honor, winning the top prize Saturday, Feb. 1, at the 41st Annie Awards.
The musical toon scooped up five of Disney's 10 Annies, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, which hosts Hollywood's biggest night for the animation industry....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Warner Bros., where Bugs Bunny was born in 1940, understood the power of music.
The studio's Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon series avidly used music from Wagner, Rossini and Brahms, showed Bugs Bunny as an orchestra conductor, ballet dancer...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:06 PM
June Foray, the woman whose voice can be heard coming from Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who and many grannies and witches in countless cartoons over the years will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences next month with a Governors...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Robin Roberts has been steadily easing back into her anchor role for "Good Morning America" ever since she took time off last summer for a bone marrow transplant. But after Labor Day, Roberts will finally be back full time.
In an interview with Vanity...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Labor Day weekend is a chance to get out and enjoy the end of summer, barbecue and see friends and family. But for the hard-core TV junkie, three consecutive days off means just one thing: binge viewing. Who needs the warmth of the sun when you could be...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The third season of "Boardwalk Empire" achieved such operatic highs -- and featured such an assortment of twisting alliances, along with a truly menacing villain -- that the slow start to the current campaign is perhaps to be forgiven. Granted, there's...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Linda Jones considered herself "incredibly lucky" to have had a father like Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning animation director of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies fame.
"He was probably the best father anybody could have," said Linda Jones,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:01 AM
"A Letter to Momo," "Despicable Me 2," "Ernest & Celestine," "Frozen," "Monsters University," "The Croods" and "The Wind Rises" have earned nominations for best animated film feature for the 41st Annie Awards.
The Annie Awards, which are presented by...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Amazon's TV "pilots" (see my previous post and this relevant website) come in two flavors: grown up comedies, most of which betray basic-cable (and even premium-cable) values in terms of content and language, and children's shows, which, conversely, are...