It has recently been determined that Margie Hines, original voice of Betty Boop and one of the voices of Olive Oyl, as well as the first wife of Jack "Popeye" Mercer, died in December of 1985, aged 76. She was under the name Marjorie L. Heidtmann at the time.
R.I.P. David Richardson, writer and producer who worked on shows such as Empty Nest, The Simpsons (he wrote "Homer Loves Flanders" and produced 11 other episodes for the fifth season), The John Larroquette Show, My Big Fat Greek Life, Malcolm in the Middle, Two and a Half Men and F is for Family.
Happy 98th, Larry Storch! For those who don't know, Storch was the first to voice the Joker. He is also known for voiceover roles such as Mr. Whoopee in Tennessee Tuxedo, Koko the Clown in the '60s revival of Out of the Inkwell, Cool Cat in WB7A cartoons, and Drac and Ratso in Groovie Goolies.
R.I.P. to Alto Reed, saxophonist for Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band, and Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers, known for songs such as "How Do You Do It?" (which was almost released by the Beatles).
2 people from the 2015 DC Superhero Girls worked on Hello Kitty projects. Shaene Siders (who wrote on season 5) is the showrunner for the Hello Kitty youtube show. Jennifer Coyle (a producer & director) is co-directing a live action/animation hybrid.
It looks like San Diego Comic Con will once again be virtual, with the event being held from July 23-25. They hopefully plan to have large, in person conventions in 2022, but it seems like a smaller venue will be held in November. In addition, Wonder Con will be virtual again, and be held from March 26-27.
About Butch Hartman's debacle s an artist recently, the dude is so much better than this. At least it's not something like being accused of something like Sexual harassment but, yeah disappointing to say the least.