It may be unfair to rank animated characters from television on the same list as those from film. A long running cartoon series has so much more time to develop the character. This character has had over fifteen years, four hundred episodes and two full length feature films in which to pique our fascination. However, I believe that SpongeBob Squarepants won this spot on the top ten most fascinating characters from the first moment we met him in episode one, “Help Wanted,” which aired on Nickelodeon on May Day of 1999.
The sophomore season of Warner Bros.’ animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold has arrived on Blu-ray Disc. All 26 episodes are included on the two disc set and are presented in HD widescreen in the correct aspect ratio as the creative team intended.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ mega-hit Frozen continues to dominate the award circuit–this time winning Best Animated Feature at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 41st annual Annie Awards. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ brilliant short film Get a Horse! took home the award for Best Animated Short Subject.
Craig McCracken’s Powerpuff Girls turn 15 this year and Cartoon Network is celebrating by premiering an all-new CG rendition of the butt-kicking trio. The popular cartoon, which ran for 78 episodes from 1998 until 2005, won many awards and surpassed corporate expectations for popularity and merchandise sales, is becoming a cult classic and the revamping should definitely suffice to add to the intrigue among tweens and youngsters.
DreamWorks Animation announced today that a brand new Rocky & Bullwinkle short film will be released in 2014, to coincide with the theatrical release of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the much-anticipated 3D animated film hitting theaters next March.