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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty.

Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year ...


Remember the Wage-Fixing Conspiracy Lawsuit? It looks like The Disney Board Knew all of it…

From Cartoon Brew: On September 29, 2015, Disney stockholder Eugene F. Towers filed a lawsuit against key Disney executives, including Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman, Walt Disney Animation Studios president Ed Catmull, and Disney COO Thomas Staggs, as well as individual members of the company’s board of directors (pictured above), including chairman and CEO Robert Iger, Twitter ...

Immortals Director wants to make a Samurai Jack movie

Breaking: Samurai Jack will Return to Adult Swim and Toonami in 2016.

So… i was just checking the twitter feeds, and in full disclosure i do follow one of the co creators of Toonami. So the announcement has come out on the Toonami Tumblr page: “Adult Swim is excited to announce that JACK IS BACK. Creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new season of episodes that will premiere on Adult Swim’s ...


Lauren Faust will No Longer Direct “Medusa” Movie for Sony Pictures:

Amid Amidi and Cartoon Brew broke the story: Last weekend at the CTN Animation Expo, Lauren Faust revealed publicly that she was no longer working at Sony Pictures Animation on the feature film project Medusa. “I very much enjoyed my time at Sony Pictures Animation and was extremely excited about the progress our amazing team was making on Medusa,” Faust told Cartoon Brew today. “But, as ...


Why BuzzFeed and Cartoon Brew Kinda forgets about Women in Animation.

The Article that came out a few days ago concerning Women and the Hardships they face in Animation – isnt a new thing. However the stories missed a major point that people have forgotten. Half the reason why these new female animators got discriminated against (until very, very recently), was a bit of that “old boys network”… When it came to the art style the women ...


Remember that Wage Fixing Scandal? Its Back On and Its Going to Be Huge.

So, now – possibly the chickens have come to roost. As the Hollywood Reporter stated today: A California federal judge has handed DreamWorks Animation, The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures and Blue Sky Studios a big setback in an antitrust lawsuit that examines the way that studios allegedly colluded to deny workers in the visual effects community better work opportunities and better ...


The Weta Effect Video From StoryBrain is Mostly Bunk but the reason isnt that CGI is everywhere.

  The real reason is that CGI is being squeezed too thin. Some aspects of StoryBrains theory is correct. However this is the similar misinformation that now pervades a majority of sites with a majority of views (and videos too). The real issue is news stories like this: We are delighted to confirm the merger of Prime Focus World (PFW) and Double Negative (DNeg) in an agreement that will ...


Leonard Starr, a Principal Writer on the original Thundercats series, Passes Away.

One of the most underrated writers of his day, Mr Starr wrote about a majority of the scripts for the Thundercats (1985) series and was the principal showrunner for the franchise. It was his past work in other comics and in very early Marvel (which was once called Timely Magazine), that showcased his work. Both Jack Kirby and Joe Simon (the latter, one of the creators of Superman) praised him ...


Annecy Animation Festival has started, and several new and reimagined movies are coming.

Here are some of them: Gkids has bought North American rights to “Phantom Boy,” the new animated feature from “A Cat in Paris” directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol. “Phantom Boy” premieres Friday at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Gkids plans a theatrical release in spring 2016. The film has a noir style similar to “A Cat in Paris,” which was also ...


Reboot Is Coming Back – and The Weinstein Company is making it possible.

With an ITV acquisition offer already on the table, The Weinstein Company Television is broadening beyond live-action scripted and reality fare. TWC TV is making an aggressive move into family-themed animated programming. TWC is coming to market with an animated series based on Spy Kids, Robert Rodriguez’s hit live-action features released by Dimension. TWC also has acquired rights to Gnomes, ...


The Last Great Kids Show Ends Its Run: Phineas and Ferb to end this summer:

Phineas and Ferb, the angular brothers who found plenty of adventures in their backyard on Disney XD, will wrap it up June 12 after 126 episodes and well over 104 days of summer vacation. But fear not, fans of their helpful spy Perry the Platypus or bumbling evildoer Dr. Hans Doofenschmirtz: Creators Dan Povenmire, the voice of Hans, and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are creating a new series ... now has 9 pages of news and games!12345Last Page »

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