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Features Archive for Randall Cyrenne

Fifty Years With Brutus!

Popeye buff Fred Grandinetti joins us again to take a special look at Popeye’s nemesis.


Otto Messmer And Felix The Cat

If you do not know who Otto Messmer is, you are not yet a cartoon connoisseur; and if you wish to be, it is essential that you get thee to a DVD outlet and find some old-style Felix The Cat. Learn more here!


The Animated Seuss

Dr. Seuss had a lot more involvement in animation than you may have realized! Private Snafu, Puppetoons, and more surprises are covered in this retrospective.


Popeye: A Sailor’s Story

The story of Popeye, beginning with his debut in Thimble Theater, to his fame as an animated cartoon icon, a live-action star, and a foray into CGI.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 3

The final part of our Hanna-Barbera overview sees the studio go through its huge production years in the 1970s and finding great success with the Smurfs in the 1980s before ultimately being swallowed up by huge entertainment companies.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 2

The second part of our Hanna-Barbera history begins a survey of their legendary television output, from Ruff And Reddy to Scooby-Doo.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 1

This first part of our look at the famed Hanna-Barbera team examines their early lives and career together, up to their lay-off from MGM.


A Fond Look Back At Filmation: Part 2

The second part of our survey on Filmation sees the studio once again enjoy some major successes in the 1970’s and 1980’s, only to fall prey to changing economic realities.


A Fond Look Back At Filmation: Part 1

This studio is finally getting its due on DVD, so it’s a great time to look back at its classic line-up. In Part One of this survey, we look at the studio’s origins in the 1960’s and go up to the highs and lows of 1975.



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