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Cartoon Birthday!

March 14th, 2010

Animation enthusiast, voice actor, comedian and handsome naturalist Mike Funt celebrated his birthday last weekend with a cartoon themed birthday party - everyone came dressed as their favorite cartoon character…

Birthday boy wearing Goofy’s clothes…

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37th Annie Awards

February 8th, 2010


Saturday, February 6th, animation’s highest honors were handed out at the 37th Annie Awards. This years contenders all had a fair shot at top honors, with Sony, Dreamworks, Pixar, and Disney all repped pretty evenly across the board in major categories. With so many excellent films this year, it’s safe to say that animation is the winner.

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William Shatner to host 37th Annie Awards

January 25th, 2010


Legendary actor William Shatner will be hosting the 37th Annie Awards, Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. I always look forward to going, but I’m not gonna lie - I’m extra looking forward to it this year.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. For more information about the Annie Awards and ceremony visit

-Bailee DesRocher

Happy Birthday, Groucho Marx

October 2nd, 2009


If ever there was a comedic genius, it was Groucho Marx. Today is his 119th birthday. Bugs Bunny often pays homage to Groucho - just look at the low walkin’, cigar chompin’ (or carrot chompin’, in Bugs’ case), general tomfoolery and of course, identical famous quotes.

“Of course you know, this means war.” -Groucho Marx

“Of course you know, this means war.” -Bugs Bunny

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Daws Butler

November 17th, 2008

You may not know the name, but you most likely know his voice. I found this great segment over at Spike.

With so many celebrity voices in cartoons lately (I’m looking at you, Miley Cyrus) it’s nice to look back to a time when it was the norm to have real voice actors do the voices for cartoons. At that time, celebrities were pretty much only used for guest star roles or brief cameos.

-Floyd Bishop

Bart Meets the Bard

October 6th, 2008


If you’re anywhere near Washington, DC from October 8-12, you can catch the classic one man theatrical mash-up that is MacHomer.

“Rick Miller brings you 85% of the Bard’s original text delivered by over 50 familiar voices from The Simpsons…”

The roots of the show are found in a short skit performed at a Canadian cast party for a “Shakespeare in the Park” staging of Macbeth, way back in 1995. Rick Miller had the not-so-choice role of Murderer #2, but now he roams the globe as the star of MacHomer, which has been seen by half a million people in 140 cities over the last 12 years. It was revamped with new songs and technical enhancement on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

For a glimpse of this Tour De D’Oh, this page has some video excepts from an older production, along with an interview. More creator chats are here and here.

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Paul Newman passes away

September 27th, 2008

Paul Newman

Paul Newman has passed away after a long battle with cancer. While he was famous for such great films as “The Hustler”, “Cool Hand Luke”, and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, many animation fans will remember him as the voice of Doc Hudson from Disney/Pixar’s “Cars”.

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Tom Kenny!

June 21st, 2007


Here’s that Tom Kenny interview in The Onion.

…’People do lose their minds with kids. Also, [they] don’t give children, who are really smart and funny and whimsical naturally, credit for being able to tell cartoon comedic behavior for what it is, whether it’s a kick in the butt or a funny pimp-slap to the face. When they do these studies, “By the time they’re 6, children see over 30,000 violent acts on television.” They’re counting Elmer Fudd chasing Bugs Bunny around as if it was Reservoir Dogs. No, that’s apples and oranges.’…