Cartoon Network’s end may be near from merger

(NewsNation)—Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) announced on Tuesday it’s cutting 26% of personnel — a total of 125 positions, across scripted, unscripted and animation. Channing Dungey — who is both chairman of WBTVG and the first Black executive to run the entertainment division at a major network — called the move “incredibly difficult,” citing a … Read more

Vermont Conversation: Legendary cartoonist Ed Koren on art, humor and his mortality

Ed Koren continues to make people laugh even as he faces a serious predicament: he has incurable lung cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2020. Photo by David Goodman The Vermont Conversation with David Goodman is a VTDigger podcast that features in-depth interviews on local and national issues with politicians, activists, artists, changemakers and … Read more

The dying art of political satire: Winners of LIBEX 2022 cartoon competition announced

‘Towards the end of Humanity’ doesn’t sound much like an invitation but it’s a perfect starting point for this year’s LIBEX international political satire cartoon competition. LIBEX (short for LIBREXPRESSION) is a Euro-Mediterranean Centre, with the aim of defending freedom of expression, media and political satire, in an age of censorship and profit-oriented media moguls. … Read more

10 Most Charismatic Cartoon Villains, Ranked

Dynamic villains in animation are an on-screen delight. Animated antagonists who are not cartoonishly evil are rare. There is rarely nuance, just plain bad or good. It is easy to excuse wrongful actions done in a make-believe world. With charisma, even a murderous lion that exiled his nephew can have a dedicated fanbase. RELATED: 10 … Read more

10 Cartoon Villains With A High Body Count

Every great story is driven by a terrifying villain, who fears nothing but their own defeat. Some of the greatest villains spend their time crowing about their victories to the heroes they war against. In contrast, others care little for their enemies and never lose sight of their original goals, only engaging in battle when … Read more

Superplastic raises $20M to expand its cartoon influencer universe • TechCrunch

A company from the creator of Ello and Kidrobot is announcing a new $20 million funding round to build out an imagined virtual world populated with deranged-yet-cute cartoon influencers. super plastic‘s investors include Google Ventures, Index Ventures, Founders Fund, Craft Ventures, Day One Ventures, Galaxy Digital, Mantis VC/The Chainsmokers, Kakao Entertainment, LINE Friends and individual … Read more

Cartoon Forum: Europe’s biggest showcase for animation and TV series

Each September, Toulouse, in the South of France, welcomes the return of the Cartoon Forum. It is the biggest European event for the animation sector and TV series in particular. For 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 1000 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 40 countries. Animation … Read more