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Interview: “Gumby” comics writer Jeff Whitman

This time, the puns are fitting: the flexibility of Gumby has made him one of pop culture’s most resilient images since he leapt from Art Clokey’s dexterous fingertips over 65 years ago. From his first appearance in the film Gumbasia, Gumby was as innocent as he was sophisticated, as surreal as he was homespun. Gumby […]

Heavens to Murgatroyd: Laff-A-Lympics turns 40

September has always heralded the somber end of summer and the inevitable start of the school year. For several generations however, the sad farewell to vacation days and re-emergence of three ring binders came with only one glimmer of light: the beginning of a new Season of Saturday Morning TV. Forty years ago this September, […]

MONDO to Premiere New Animated Series “Lastman” at Rooster Teeth Animation Festival

Animation company MONDO will premiere two series at Austin’s Rooster Teeth Animation Festival in July: the visually arresting French animated series Lastman and the fourth season of its irreverent Deep Space 69. The premieres of both Lastman and Deep Space 69 will be included in an hourlong MONDO panel at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 9th. […]

INTERVIEW: Disney Channel’s “Hotel Transylvania” Series Exec Producer Rick Mischel

Yet another highly successful animated movie series has made it’s way to the small-screen. Sony’s Hotel Transylvania: The Series debuts Sunday June 25th on The Disney Channel. Sony Pictures Animation veteran Rick Mischel is the show’s executive producer. Jackson Murphy: Much like with the new Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series that you’re also […]

INTERVIEW: Bill Burr on “F Is For Family”

Following a successful six episode debut in 2015, the Gaumont animated sitcom F is for Family has returned to Netflix for Season Two – this time with 10 episodes. Does that mean the show’s a hit? Co-creator, EP and star Bill Burr isn’t quite sure. I recently sat down for a phone conversation with the […]

MONDO Acquires English-Language Rights to French Animated Series “LastMan”

MONDO has acquired exclusive worldwide English-language television rights to the action/sci-fi animated series LastMan, which will debut on MONDO’s SVOD channel on VRV, adding to its growing slate of action and drama animated series geared toward audiences 18 to 34. The traditionally animated LastMan, which recently debuted on France4 in France, is produced by feature-film […]

Dreaming of ARCHER: An Interview with Creator/Writer Adam Reed

I saw the trailer for the upcoming Archer: Dreamland, Season 8, airing on FXX on April 5th. It was so intriguing; I decided that I had to get in touch with the creator of the series, Adam Reed. He was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to discuss the new […]

Netflix “Legend Quest” Full Opening Titles

Netflix new animated series, Legend Quest, features some fantastic animation by Mexico’s Anima Estudios. Check out the long version of the opening titles (embed below) directed by Juan M. Urbina, produced at his independent studio in Colombia, commissioned by Anima. Although this intro has two cuts – if you are an animation geek, you must […]

INTERVIEW: Stoopid Buddy’s Eric Towner on Netflix “Buddy Thunderstruck”

He’s one of the founders of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the minds behind the wildly popular and Emmy-winning Robot Chicken. I recently flagged-down Eric Towner to discuss the ‘Buddies’ latest show – Buddy Thunderstruck – which stars a cool dog who races hot trucks and, unlike all their previous creations, is actually for kids. Jackson Murphy: […]

TRAILER: Stoopid Buddy’s Netflix Kids Show “Buddy Thunderstruck”

Just wanted to make sure you saw the newly released trailer for Netflix’s upcoming children’s series Buddy Thunderstruck which premieres on March 10th. The show was actually created by American Greetings (The Care Bears) in collaboration with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, known for their stop-motion aesthetic on shows like Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken and Sony Crackle’s […]

INTERVIEW: Disney Producers Discuss “Mickey and the Roadster Racers”

A decade after Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney is re-vamping its most iconic characters in the new Disney Junior series Mickey and the Roadster Racers, premiering this Sunday, Jan. 15th at 9am. I spoke with producers Mark Seidenberg and Rob LaDuca about the revved-up show, including getting inspiration (and a character) from one of the most […]

Writer/Producer Mike Rowe Talks You Tube’s “Paranormal Action Squad”

The Paranormal Action Squad is an 8-episode, animated comedy series that follows two paranormal enthusiasts, PAUL (voiced by SeaNanners) and BOB (voiced by TheMrSark) who, along with their enthusiastic neighbor VANOSS (voiced by VanossGaming), have made it their mission in life to uncover the mysteries of the ghostly universe. The Paranormal Action Squad is YouTube’s […]

Aardman Teams With Sunrise For Pre-School “Munki and Trunk”

Aardman today announced a new global TV distribution partnership between their Rights and Brand Development division and Cape Town based studio Sunrise Productions. Aardman will represent Sunrise’s brand new non-dialogue animated series Munki and Trunk, which will premiere at MIPCOM Junior. Commenting on the partnership, Alison Taylor, newly appointed Head of Sales and Acquisitions said: […]