Monthly Archives: February 2009

Banjo, the Woodpile Cat

The 2D animation renaissance of the 1990s began in the 1980s. Did any one movie or TV show begin it – or was it the combination of the popularity of Mighty Mouse the New Adventures (1987), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), The Little Mermaid (1989), and the introduction of The Simpsons (1987)? Some might credit […]

Alice’s Birthday released in Russia

This cute looking 2D animated feature, which I posted about last October, opened theatrically this week in Russia. An interview with director Sergei Seryogin and producer Alexander Gerasimov is posted here. Apparently it isn’t doing too well on it’s home turf. I hope we get a chance to see it on our shores.

Bosko doll

Warner Bros. cartoon art collector Eric Calande recently acquired this item through an antique dealer – a Bosko doll. Click thumbnails above for larger images. Is this the first piece of licensed merchandise of a Looney Tunes character? Whether it is or isn’t – it’s damn cool!

Mickey-Luke meet Minnie-Leia

As a post-script to our last post: If foot-long raging Mickey’s don’t turn you on, then how about these Star Wars/Disney statues (click thumbnails above to see full image). For $195 a piece you can choose from Mickey as Luke, Minnie as Leia (in the gold bikini from Return of the Jedi), Goofy Chewbacca or […]

Bosko doll

Warner Bros. cartoon art collector Eric Calande recently acquired this item through an antique dealer – a Bosko doll. Click thumbnails above for larger images. Is this the first piece of licensed merchandise of a Looney Tunes character? Whether it is or isn’t – it’s damn cool!

Big Man Japan

I’ll be first in line for this. A crazy new Japanese CGI/Live action film, opening in March from Magnet Releasing:

The 3-D Onslaught

Coraline was the first time I’d seen a film in 3-D in a very long time, and while I enjoyed the film immensely, the 3-D technology was a huge dud. The imagery on-screen was so fuzzy that I initially thought my glasses were defective and exchanged them for another pair. Apparently, it wasn’t the glasses […]

The Cat Piano Trailer

Here’s the stylish trailer for The Cat Piano, a just-completed animated short by our friends at the People’s Republic of Animation in Adelaide, Australia. The short is directed by Eddie White and Ari Gibson and its content described as, “a city of singing cats is preyed upon by a shadowy figure intent on performing a […]

Bugs Bunny for Yellow Pages

This video is a lot of fun. It’s a 30 second spot for The Yellow Pages, circa 1971, featuring Bugs Bunny (animated by Robert McKimson?), actress Rose Marie and Laugh-In’s Johnny Brown. (via the best place on the net for oddball Looney Tunes stuff, Mice-Looney-Ous)

Fox picks up two more Simpsons seasons

According to Variety, Fox Network has picked up two more seasons of it’s hugely popular animated sitcom, The Simpsons. This action will drive the show into it’s 22nd season, making it TV’s longest-running prime time entertainment series. The 44-segment renewal will boost the show’s episode count to a staggering number of 493.