Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bob Bergen & Billy West Talk Looney Tunes

Here's a little behind-the-scenes look at "A Looney Tunes Sing-A-Long Christmas" with clips from "Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas" mixed in.
Modern voice actors Bob Bergen and Billy West talk about their involvement in keeping the Looney Tunes cast speaking and how they decided to make funny voices for a living.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Official Fleischer Superman Hits DVD

Warner Home Video has officially announced a 2 disc set featuring all 17 of the original Max Fleischer Superman theatrical shorts to be released in April 2009!
http://www.dvdactive.com/max-fleischers-superman.html

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas

Here's a featured line of songs from "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas" to help you get into the spirit of the holidays!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Day is almost here! Let's celebrate a little by viewing some beautifully painted backgrounds from 1952's "Pluto's Christmas Tree".

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wild Green Yonder Box Art

TVshowsonDVD.com has gotten hold of the box art for the upcoming 4th Futurama film, "Into the Wild Green Yonder" which will be released February 24th.Futurama-Into-the-Wild-Green-Yonder
Will this be the final time we see the Planet Express crew? I suppose public demand and sales of all 4 films will ultimately decide their fate.
Let's watch a preview!

Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection Press Release

TVshowsonDVD.com has received the press release for the 9-Disc set of the original cartoon series that will be available January 27th.
Pink-Panther-Classic-Cartoon-Collection
In addition to the collection, 6 out of 9 discs will be available individually but I think unfortunately they're the last 3 which haven't been available already. (The Inspector Vol 2, Roland and Ratfink and "Cartoons")

Cheech and Chong Get Animated Make Over

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong will be entering the land of animation with Cheech and Chong's Smokin' Animated Movie.
http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/9356
The film will take their library of recorded comedy based on pot humor during the '70s and '80s and will be animated so that audiences can watch the 2 characters interact and react during the classic skits.

Monday, December 08, 2008

PVP The Series Hits DVD

The online animated series based on Scott Kurtz's PVP webcomic has been pressed to DVD form and will be ready to ship in January.
http://www.pvponline.com/pvp-the-series-dvd-pre-order
The DVD will contain all 12 webisodes plus audio commentaries and plenty of behind-the-scenes stuff!

Christmas Comes to Pac-Land

Here's a trip down memory lane if your were a kid of the 80's.
Hanna-Barbera created a cartoon series based on the popular video game Pac-Man and also made a prime-time television special for Christmas of 1982."Christmas Comes to Pac-Land" is a story about Santa Claus crash-landing his sleigh in Pac-Land which introduces Pac-Man and his family to the celebrated holiday. Here's the special in 3 parts:


Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Muppets on YouTube

I just accidentally found out that several classic Muppet characters have started they're own YouTube accounts! If Jim Henson was still among us, I'm sure he would have jumped at the chance of taking advantage of this new media as well.You can see what type of antics Rizzo the Rat, Fozzie Bear, Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Beaker, Statler & Waldorf and Gonzo the Great have been up to lately with their own "personal" shot videos!
The Muppets on YouTube PlaylistAccording to this article posted on ToughPigs, the videos premiered near the 4th of July with Sam the Eagle's "Stars & Stripes FOREVER!"

I wonder how many more videos will be turning up from different Muppets in the future?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

More Harvey Comics

Here are some more great examples of the classic Harvey Comics characters with great art from the various artists that also worked on the animated Harveytoons.
These strips are from several titles such as "Harvey Hits" and "Casper The Friendly Ghost"...

Favorite Woodys

Universal is getting ready to release another Woody Woodpecker DVD collection, but not "Woody Woodpecker & Friends Classic Cartoon Collection Vol 3" (yet?).It will be a single disc release called Woody Woodpecker Favorites and will be a collection of 20 or so classic cartoons plus 2 complete episodes of the classic television show.
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/classic/woody-woodpecker-favorites
If the price of the larger collector DVD collections doesn't sit well with you, this March 2009 release will be your chance to own some great classic cartoons from the Walter Lantz studios.

Book of Pixar Shorts

The Art of Pixar Short Films by animation devotee Amid Amidi goes behind the scenes of Pixar's many short films with plenty of interviews and production artwork.http://www.chroniclebooks.com/Pixar-Short-Films
With a forward by John Lasseter and 300 color illustrations, this book should be included in any animation fan's library.
The book should be available in stores on January 7th (February 19th in Canada).