Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Beast with a Billion Backs Coming in June

The second Futurama straight-to-DVD film will be available on June 24th!
"The Beast with a Billion Backs" is the conclusion to "Bender's Big Score" which was released in Nov. '07.As a plot synopsis explains the storyline: "Bender and the Planet Express crew must contend with a massive cosmic tear that sends the world into panic."For more info on this upcoming release including special features, check the link!
http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Futurama-Beast-With-A-Billion-Backs/9081

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spumco's He-Hog Pilot

Check out the "lost" pilot for one of John K's projects that hasn't been picked up by any network yet! Keep it up John!

Learn more about He-Hog the Atomic Pig by following the link to one of John K's archived posts:
http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2006/02/calling-all-kids-he-hog-atomic-pig.html

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday Tex Avery!!!

February 26th is Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery's 100th birthday if he hadn't passed on back in August of 1980.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_Avery
Tex Avery was indeed the King of Cartoons whose distinct style is recognizable when cartoons do the unbelievable believably.
To learn more about the Cartoon genius, watch this 5 part 1988 documentry which highlights his career:





The nifty logo up top was created by DeviantArt cartoonist, MikeMedia.
Check out his page here: http://mikemedia.deviantart.com/

Monday, February 25, 2008

Catchy Cartoon Theme Songs

Just finding some really old themes I used to listen to every Saturday Morning back in the day...






And since this is an 80's kinda post, enjoy this bit from 1987's "The Chipmunk Adventure"...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

New Frontier Screenshots

I was fortunate enough to obtain an early copy of the new Warner Premiere DC Animated Movie, Justice League: The New Frontier late last week.
The film's awesome look and story is based on Darwyn Cooke's award-winning graphic novel of the same name.
The film has a PG rating so it it is allowed to take a step beyond what we are used to seeing on the Justice League animated series and that's not a bad thing.
Here are some screenshots in no particular order to keep those of you waiting for this release wishing that the Feb.26th release date would get here sooner.Even a certain Wascally Wabbit makes an appearance in the new film! (not the whole frame...)

Friday, February 22, 2008

More Teletoon Retro

It seems that the new Canadian animation station "Teletoon Retro" is getting more shows in March!
http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=21899
More classic shows with classic characters include "The Pink Panther Show", "The Woody Woodpecker Show" & "The Merrie Melodies Show"!

More Popeye in June!

"Popeye the Sailor Volume 2: 1938-1940" is ready to set sail on June 17th from Warner Home Video!It will be a 2 disc set with 31 shorts. The following extras are going to be included:It's going to be another great year for animation on DVD!
For a list of the animated shorts to be included, follow the link!
http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Popeye-Volume-2/9048

Lucky Rabbit Decorative Figurine

I was snooping around the local Disney Store today and came across a very awesome Oswald the Lucky Rabbit figure. It was an instant purchase.The figure stands roughly 12" and the packaging is excellent as well. Made especially for collectors no doubt, the box has an easy-to-open top which makes it rather easy to slide out the form holding the figure.There's a brief Oswald history on the back of the box and the foam is covered with a nice golden material. $44.50 CAN, but worth the money indeed.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Hungry Cat

One of my all time favorite animated segments from Sesame Street.
Any idea who animated this scene?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

More Tunes Trivia

Here's some more questions from "Gene Shalit's Looney Tunes Trivia Calendar: A 2001 Year-In-A-Box Calendar"!

Canada's Version of Boomerang?

Canadian animation lovers have more choice for classic cartoons on television.Teletoon Retro launched back in October of 2007, but more and more, the classic cartoon station seems to be taking a step in the right direction.
http://www.astralmedia.com/en/television/specialty/TT_retro/default.idigitUnlike the original Cartoon Network (CN) from the US, Teletoon Retro airs Looney Tunes cartoons. Some are edited, some are not.With great classics such as The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show, The Porky Pig Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Bullwinkle & Rocky, Fat Albert, Rocket Robin Hood, who could ask for anything more?Unfortunately, I'm stuck with a cable provider that doesn't have this station part of their package. I may just have to switch so I can watch classic cartoons again...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

More Muppets in May

Being released on May 20th is the complete third season of Jim Henson's The Muppet Show.
24 episodes digitally restored picture and sound with plenty of extras. Read more here:
http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Muppet-Season-3-Extras/8987

Monday, February 11, 2008

Looney Trivia Calendar

I thought I got rid of this long ago. I was digging through a box from the closet and came across my copy of Gene Shalit's Looney Tunes Trivia Calendar: A 2001 Year-In-A-Box Calendar.
There are a lot of great bits of trivia dealing with the history of Termite Terrace, and the classic career of the looney tunes gang.I've posted a bunch of questions which I found to be rare pieces of information that should intrigue loyal fans. Have fun.