Category Archives: Cartoons

Super 7 Holiday He-Man 7″ Club Grayskull Collection Figure

Arriving this Cyber Monday: Straight out of an 80’s Christmas in Eternia! Masters of the Universe – Holiday He-Man 7″ Club Grayskull Collection Figure. 

The new He-Man sculpt with Santa Hat inspired by the 1985 Masters of the Universe Christmas Episode! Holiday He-Man comes with new candy cane sword and snow covered packaging. Everything is gift wrapped in 1984-style MOTU Christmas wrapping paper. This is a limited edition release that comes packaged in an additional outer shipping box.

Holiday He-Man will go on sale this Monday (11/26) sometime between 12:00PM and 12:15PM PST in the Super7 webstore. There will be a limit of 2 (TWO) per customer and orders will start shipping in early-December.

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Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier Will Publish Two New Books in 2019: Share Your Smile & Guts

Scholastic has announced new publishing from its acclaimed Graphix imprint by #1 New York Times bestselling creator, Raina Telgemeier. Telgemeier announced the news before a live audience at New York Comic Con, to great excitement and cheers. 

“Raina Telgemeier has changed the face of middle-grade reading and has galvanized kids to embrace comics in a way the industry has never seen before,” said Cassandra Pelham Fulton, Scholastic Executive Editor. 

“Scholastic is honored to be Raina’s publishing home, and we know fans have been eagerly awaiting her next Graphix book. We are beyond thrilled to announce that we’re launching not one, but two incredible new projects in 2019!” 

On April 30, 2019, Telgemeier will release Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story, an interactive journal and how-to guide for creating comics, with a first printing of 500,000 copies. For readers interested in writing, drawing, or both, Share Your Smile will guide readers in brainstorming ideas, making lists, featuring their personal photos, and using their imagination as a catalyst for storytelling. For additional inspiration, Share Your Smile also features a behind-the-scenes look at Telgemeier’s work, including a teaser to her new memoir. 

With a first printing of one million copies, Guts will publish on September 10, 2019, Telgemeier’s latest memoir following her #1 New York Times bestsellers Smile (2010) and Sisters (2014). Thoughtful, charming, and funny, Guts brings readers a true story of growing up and gathering the courage to face—and conquer—one’s fears. In Guts, young Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she’s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away…and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. 

“Readers respond to honest, personal storytelling,” said Telgemeier. “Guts may be my most personal story yet, and I had to summon a lot of courage to create it! In a similar vein, Share Your Smile is meant to help budding young cartoonists find their voices and tell their own stories. I can’t wait to share these two works with everyone!” 

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It’s Saturday Morning!: Celebrating The Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s – 1990s

With concept art, archival images, and all-new interviews, It’s Saturday Morning!: Celebrating The Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s – 1990s celebrates the shows, characters, songs, and commercials that made Saturday mornings a pop culture event.

Broadcasting into family living rooms from the 1960s to the 1990s, this wildly creative art form wrought a beloved rite of passage. From the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., parents could sleep in while their children plopped on the couch to consume cartoons galore. From The Bugs Bunny Show, The Jetsons, and Jonny Quest to The Smurfs, He-Man, and Animaniacs, this window of time promised pure entertainment and an experience that united generations.

With concept art, archival images, and all-new interviews, this collection is a celebration and exploration of the shows, characters, songs, and TV commercials that made Saturday morning cartoons a pop culture event. This highly produced package is perfect for artists and illustrators, pop culture fanatics, or anyone who loves a heaping portion of nostalgia.

The 224 page book will be released on October 23, 2018 and retail for $35.

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The Art of Rube Goldberg To Open October 12, 2018 At The National Museum of American Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is pleased to announce The Art of Rube Goldberg, an exhibition that celebrates the groundbreaking artwork of Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) – one of the most influential and prolific cartoon illustrators of the twentieth century who is best known for his whimsical invention drawing cartoons. Marking the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg’s work since 1970, the exhibition chronicles all aspects of the artist’s seventy-two-year career, from his earliest published drawings and iconic inventions to his Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons and beyond. The Art of Rube Goldberg will be on view at NMAJH on Historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia from October 12, 2018 through January 21, 2019. The Museum is offering free admission in honor of Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Bringing together never-before-exhibited original works of art, preparatory drawings, video, and related ephemera, The Art of Rube Goldberg offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to witness the development of Goldberg’s artwork and trace his rise to prominence as well as his lasting inspiration for generations of aspiring scientists and engineers and for inventors of all ages. It provides an intimate look into the life and legacy of one of the keenest and wittiest observers of modern times, whose name has entered the cultural lexicon and whose influence continues to reverberate into the twenty-first century.

Born in San Francisco and later graduating from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in engineering, it’s no surprise that Goldberg’s academic roots informed his crowning artistic achievement: his invention drawings. Featured prominently in the exhibition, this section explores how Goldberg’s zany contraptions caught the popular imagination and became—as he put it—“a symbol of man’s capacity for exerting maximum effort to achieve minimal results,” highlighting their unique burlesque of our modern age of invention while making him a cultural icon.

The exhibition provides the opportunity to explore the scientific legacy of Rube’s work. In many ways Rube Goldberg could be considered the grandfather of STEM education; Rube blended Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math long before the acronym existed. Paired with his zany and fun invention drawings and political cartoons, Rube also pioneered STEAM, with “Art” playing a key role.

The Art of Rube Goldberg allows for NMAJH to offer different types of interactive learning one would not expect from a history museum. NMAJH will be hosting a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) for high school aged students. The contest requires students to build overly complicated and comically contrived inventions that complete a simple task. RGMCs teach creativity, teamwork, and critical thinking. Educational projects in which students have the opportunity to make something help students develop STEM skills by problem-solving. This year marks the 30th anniversary of RGMCs, which now include participants from more than a dozen countries in both online and live events. This is the first RGMC hosted in the Philadelphia area since 2015. Student groups of 5 or more can register for NMAJH’s contest at rubegoldberg.com. Registration opens in September and closes in November. Scholarships to cover the entrance fee are available.

While Goldberg never built the machines featured in his iconic invention drawings, visitors to the exhibition will experience an interactive “play” area of the exhibition. Visitors of all ages will be able to try existing simple machines as well as build their own Rube Goldberg machines of varying skill levels. The Art of Rube Goldberg aims to preserve Rube’s legacy as a leader in American innovation and humor, and inspire unconventional thinking for future generations.

The exhibition includes Goldberg’s innovative early work, with original drawings that reveal the beginnings of his comic style; then follows his steady rise to fame as a nationally syndicated presence in the 1920s and 1930s. Highlights include one of Goldberg’s earliest existing drawings, “The Old Violinist,” from 1895; an original concept drawing of Boob McNutt and Bertha from the 1920s; plus original artwork for such daily and weekly comic strip series as Foolish Questions, Mike and Ike—They Look Alike, and Boob Mc-Nutt, all from the 1910s and 1920s. The influence of vaudeville and early film on Goldberg’s comic imagination is explored, and his satirical takes on fashion, sports, politics, gender roles, and other aspects of modern life are showcased and celebrated. Rare family photographs and early films provide period detail and essential context.

The broad reach and popular appeal of Goldberg’s inventions is also featured through the presentation of film footage from the Goldberg scripted film, Soup to Nuts, from 1930 starring the Three Stooges, the classic self-operating napkin sequence from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936), and from a rare interview of Goldberg by legendary broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. The popularity of Goldberg’s drawings and the artist himself is also explored through period examples of children’s toys, hobby kits and board games directly inspired by the invention drawings.

The exhibition concludes with a vivid survey of Goldberg’s output during his final decades and with a celebration of his lasting influence on popular culture. “The more I got to know him through his work, the more I understood how important it was not just to keep his legacy going but to reintroduce him to the world.”  says Jennifer George, Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter. 

A selection of his late-in-life political cartoons traces the remarkable coda of his long career, while his enduring popularity is underscored by such items as the 1995 Rube Goldberg U.S. Postage stamp. 

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Mad Duck Posters To Release The Secret of The Sword Prints By Tom Whalen On September 5, 2018

On March 22, 1985, The Secret of The Sword was released in theaters and was a financial success for Filmation. The movie tells the origin story of She-Ra and features He-Man, Skeletor, Hordak and many more classic Masters of The Universe characters. From the abduction of Prince Adam’s twin sister Adora, through her time as the Horde Force Captain, this movie gives the complete origin, resulting in the birth of She-Ra!

The Secret of The Sword would eventually be edited into the first 5 episodes of the original She-Ra cartoon!

Mad Duck Posters is thrilled to release new licensed posters for The Secret of The Sword by Tom Whalen which will go on sale Wednesday, September 5th at 12PM ET. 

Regular Edition
36″ x 24”
10 color screen print with 3 metallic inks
Edition size – 150
$65

Honor Variant Edition
36″ x 24”
10 color screen print with 3 metallic inks
Edition size – 100
$85

Magic Variant Edition
36″ x 24”
10 color screen print with 3 metallic inks
Edition size – 50
$95

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Mondo Gallery Presents – Heroes In A Half Shell: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Celebration

This month Mondo is stoked to invite TMNT fans to celebrate everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, pizza-obsessed crime fighters and their cast of heroic allies and evil arch enemies in their next gallery show, Heroes in a Half Shell: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Celebration! 

The gallery show kicks off with two events – both are free and open to the public. The opening night reception will be held Friday, August 17 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, followed by a special TMNT Family Day party on Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM featuring pizza (of course!) and other TMNT-inspired treats, face painting, a photo booth, and other fun activities!

Following these events, the show will run during regular gallery hours, Tuesdays – Saturdays from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, through August 25. Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.

“We’ve worked with Nickelodeon a number of times in the past, and we’ve always loved making TMNT posters, but this is our first time really diving into the depth and breadth of the property,” said Mondo Co-Founder and Creative Director Mitch Putnam. We’re honored that a handful of our favorite artists feel as passionately about pizza eating, skateboarding turtles as we do. See you there!”

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The Grammy Museum Announces The Get Animated Invasion Celebrating Warner Bros. Animated Characters 

The Grammy Museum has teamed up with Warner Bros. to present The Get Animated Invasion, an interactive pop-up exhibit that will take over the GRAMMY Museum’s second floor from August 18-September 9, 2018. 

Warner Bros. animated characters have a long history of invading pop culture through music, from popularizing classical compositions to creating mainstream hits that stand the test of time. Come to the Grammy Museum for an interactive journey of reimagined musical moments within Warner Bros.’ most beloved animated entertainment. The exhibit starts by celebrating Looney Tunes’ unique way of blending comedy with a modern twist on classical music, through unforgettable scenes where Bugs Bunny showcases his musical skills. Next, visitors can rock out in Judy Jetson’s futuristic bedroom, which moonlights as the ultimate Jet Screamer fandom shrine. Other features include Scooby-Doo’s psychedelic stage, the 2-D-meets-3-D phenomena that is Space Jam, and so much more! 

Exhibit Features:

-Looney Tunes will feature interpretations of three classical music-driven episodes: “What’s Opera Doc?,” “Rabbit of Seville,” and “Long-Haired Hare.

-Scooby-Doo is inspired by the sounds of the ’60s and ’70s and will include a psychedelic stage experience in collaboration with artist Sam Taylor to celebrate the music heard on the series.

-Space Jam will pay homage to ’90s R&B inspired by its iconic soundtrack as well as the ultimate Monstars vs. Tunesquad showdown from the film. Artist Joshua Vides reinterprets the 2-D world with a galactic half-court space in his signature style.

-Smallfoot will immerse visitors in a winter escape inspired by the September 28th feature release, starring Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, Lebron James, Danny Devito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry and Jimmy Tatro; and featuring new music written by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and performed by Tatum, Common and Zendaya, along with a new song from Niall Horan. Fine artist Crystal Wagner brings her signature larger-than-life structure work into the space to create a snowy dome-like environment reflecting the story’s beautiful mountain setting.

-Animaniacs will highlight notable tongue-twisting and wacky songs from the show through an interactive karaoke booth designed by artist duo Confetti System.

-Tom and Jerry is known for its classical compositions. To bring a modern and interactive element to the genre, guests will have the opportunity to dive into the episodes and celebrate the musical moments with a private experience.

-The Flintstones will showcase a reinterpreted stone age-inspired instrument from the series and guests will be able to physically play the instrument as well.

-The Jetsons brings the experience into Judy Jetson’s bedroom and her love of music and teenage heartthrob jet screamer. The mid-century meets futuristic aesthetic is curated by creator Amelia Muqbel to help bring the ultimate fan-girl world to life.

-Get Animated records will celebrate all the musical elements across our highlighted animations with our own take of a get animated record shop with reimagined vinyl artwork inspired by our characters.

Celebrate the music that generations have come to know and love, and experience the music of your favorite childhood cartoons like never before at the Grammy Museum! 

Member Pre-Sale: August 1, 2018
General Admission Sale: August 8, 2018

More info HERE.

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Disney Duck Tales Play Set

Woo Hoo!, this new Duck Tales play set is coming soon to the Disney Store and Disney Parks. 

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Warner Bros. Animation Launches New Short-Form Content Program Looney Tunes Cartoons Coming to All Screens in 2019

Warner Bros. Animation is announcing its most ambitious Looney Tunes content initiative to date with Looney Tunes Cartoons, a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters.  With multiple artists employing a visual style that will resonate with fans, each “season” will produce 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation that will be distributed across multiple platforms – including digital, mobile and broadcast.

Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling.  Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories.  Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be “written” and drawn by the cartoonists allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon. 

Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) and Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa) serve as executive producers.

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First Look At Matt Groening’s First New Show In Two Decades, Disenchantment

Netflix released the first images of Disenchantment, an animated fantasy series that features the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. Created by Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama), the show takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom named Dreamland and centers on the exploits of a hard-drinking princess named Bean (Jacobson), her plucky elf friend Elfo (Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Andre) as they match wits with “ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.”

The series, whose 10-episode first season launches August 17, also will feature the voice talents of John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.

“Ultimately, Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you,” is how Groening described the show last year.

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