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Trailer: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
News
February 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Trailer: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

Sony has just released the first trailer for its forthcoming sequel to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. I loved the first film by Chris Miller and Phil Lord –…

Pianist Envy
WHAT ABOUT THAD?
February 26, 2013 posted by Thad Komorowski

Pianist Envy

I missed posting this in time for Oscar night, but rather than talk about Seth MacFarlane’s performance, let’s turn back the clock to another historic Oscar controversy… It was once…

Welcome To Cartoon Research 2.0
Commentary
February 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Welcome To Cartoon Research 2.0

You didn’t think I’d stop blogging, did you? Welcome to a new version of my old website. I established an entity called Cartoon Research Co. almost 20 years ago, and…

April 6th in LA: “The HB Show”
Events
February 23, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

April 6th in LA: “The HB Show”

This is gonna be good – From April 6th until April 20th the Van Eaton Galleries will be exhibiting a group art show celebrating the legacy of Hanna-Barbera. Over 90…

The Origin of Foghorn Leghorn
Animation History
February 22, 2013 posted by Keith Scott

The Origin of Foghorn Leghorn

I would like to clear up the origins of one of the most beloved stars in Looney Tunes history, Foghorn Leghorn. In late 1944, story man Warren Foster came up…

Scrooge McDuck And Money (1967)
Animation History
February 21, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Scrooge McDuck And Money (1967)

It may have started with a mouse… but it all ended with Scrooge McDuck and Money. Released roughly three months after Disney’s death, in March 1967, it would in theory…

1940s Columbia Screen Gems Posters
Animation History
February 20, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

1940s Columbia Screen Gems Posters

The little studio that couldn’t. Columbia’s poor Screen Gems studio tried its best to compete, but never really came up with a memorable character along the likes of Bugs Bunny,…

WANTED: The Bugs Bunny Show
Animation History
February 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

WANTED: The Bugs Bunny Show

Yesterday I hosted a Looney Tunes marathon screening (six hours!) in Los Angeles. I devoted one hour of it to running a bunch of ABC’s Bugs Bunny Show (1960) bumpers…