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Boomerang renews shows, adds new Flintstones, Scooby-Doo series

Launched just a year ago, Turner is beefing up its Boomerang streaming service. The company has announced a significant new slate of content for the remainder of 2018 and heading into 2019. This includes two new original series, an acquisition, a raft of renewals and an update of the app itself. First up, are two […]

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Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network are dying, and everybody got the wrong reasons why its dying.

A recent article shows the bad, very bad, extremely bad news. The three main networks for Kids Shows and Animation are literally dying. This article from Bloomberg explains why and there are some choice quotes here: This season’s ratings for the 2-to-11 set are shaping up to be the worst yet. And few in the […]

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June Foray: Voice of Rocky The Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Witch Hazel and Granny (Sylvester and Tweety Shorts) passes away at 99

In a time where most forget history, the history that made art, animation and cartooning stand up as a form of cultural mark in the nation, June Foray, was one of its greatest defenders. One of the biggest voice actresses of her time, and possibly the biggest female voice actress in the western animation world, […]

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Top 5 Controversies Involving Cartoon Shows

While there are cartoon shows that are clearly targeted towards a more mature audience, as a medium they have generally been considered as predominantly targeted towards children, or at least meant to be safe and uncontroversial. This is why it is always interesting to read about cartoons that have been embroiled in a controversy, for […]

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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 […]

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Wabbit Interviews: Jeff Bergman, Bob Bergen, JP Karliak & Gary Hartle

Each episode is comprised of 5 1/2 minute shorts featuring Bugs Bunny in his most iconic form – the “everyman hero” who uses all his wit, cleverness and guile to outsmart his foes. The show also brings back some of Looney Tunes classic characters such as Foghorn Leghorn, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig and Yosemite Sam.

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X-Men: First Class Scribes Join Looney Tunes-Inspired Acme Feature

According to a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has just tapped X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz in order to pen a currently untitled Acme movie in development. The director’s seat is currently vacant, as the studio is still negotiating with Crazy Stupid Love’s directors Glenn Ficarra and John […]

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Never Before Seen Episode of The Looney Tunes Show: Superrabit

If you’re a big fan of The Looney Tunes and Superman, Warner Bros. Animation’s most recent promo video and teaser gallery should be interesting, as it shows off the iconic Bugs Bunny donning what looks to be a Superman costume. Of course, the title of the clip is a dead giveaway: Superrabit. According to Warner […]

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Classic Looney Tunes Returns to Boomerang on October

This coming October 5, one of the greatest franchises in theatrical animated shorts will be returning to Boomerang, as the 24-hour classic animation network brings back Warner Bros’ classic Looney Tunes shorts via a one-hour block that airs on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7 am. The classic Looney Tunes cartoons were first produced from […]

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Video: The Looney Tunes Show – Christmas Rules

Bugs, Daffy, and the rest of the Looney Tunes Show gang are ready to greet the holidays with all the hilarity and fervor that you would expect from the long running animated comedy franchise. In order to tease fans, Warner Bros. has released a new Merry Melody for “Christmas Rules.”

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I Say, I Say . . . Son! – A Tribute to the McKimsons

When people think about the golden age of Warner Bros’ cartoons, the first name that comes to their minds is either Chuck Jones or Friz Freleng, which is understandable considering the contributions those two directors made not just to Warner Bros, but to the industry as a whole. However, it seems unfair that Robert McKimson […]

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New Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts

Have you ever wondered what the classic Looney Toons cartoons featuring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner’s hilarious cat and mouse (er-road runner and coyote) games would look like if updated with brand spanking new CG graphics?