Fox to let cartoon break the news

'Hoofy and Boo' is first animated news show on TV

Fox has decided to let actual cartoon characters report the news.

CGI characters Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear are now hosting “Hoofy and Boo’s News and Views,” a regular segment on Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour.” “Hoofy and Boo” is the first regularly scheduled animated news show on TV.

The segment comes to FBN by way of financial info/entertainment site Minyanville.com, for which Minyanville founder and CEO Todd Harrison created the program.

“This is definitely going to expand,” said Minyanville prexy Kevin Wassong. “We’ve been approached by people about a feature film and will definitely expand beyond that.”

The animated co-anchors, who intersperse topical humor with market trends, quietly debuted on FBN two weeks ago, though the official announcement came today.

“They’re irreverent, but there’s always a lot of financial information in there,” says FBN senior VP of operations Brian Jones. “There’s information in there for the Wall and Broad guys as well as the Main Street guys.”

More TV

  • Snowboarder Shaun White accepts the award

    TV Ratings: ESPY Awards See Steep Drop Off From 2017

    Fox has decided to let actual cartoon characters report the news. CGI characters Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear are now hosting “Hoofy and Boo’s News and Views,” a regular segment on Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour.” “Hoofy and Boo” is the first regularly scheduled animated news show on TV. The segment comes to […]

  • Jason Clarke Serenity

    Jason Clarke Joins Helen Mirren in HBO, Sky's 'Catherine the Great' Miniseries

    Fox has decided to let actual cartoon characters report the news. CGI characters Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear are now hosting “Hoofy and Boo’s News and Views,” a regular segment on Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour.” “Hoofy and Boo” is the first regularly scheduled animated news show on TV. The segment comes to […]

  • Omar Sy20th Alpe d'Huez Film Festival,

    Netflix Orders New French Original Starring Omar Sy as Arsene Lupin

    Fox has decided to let actual cartoon characters report the news. CGI characters Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear are now hosting “Hoofy and Boo’s News and Views,” a regular segment on Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour.” “Hoofy and Boo” is the first regularly scheduled animated news show on TV. The segment comes to […]

  • Jeff Zucker

    CNN Chief Jeff Zucker to Take Leave for Heart Surgery

    Fox has decided to let actual cartoon characters report the news. CGI characters Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear are now hosting “Hoofy and Boo’s News and Views,” a regular segment on Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour.” “Hoofy and Boo” is the first regularly scheduled animated news show on TV. The segment comes to […]

  • Walter Cronkite Media Broadband

    Rebooting Walter Cronkite: Broadcast News Rushes to Broadband

    Fox has decided to let actual cartoon characters report the news. CGI characters Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear are now hosting “Hoofy and Boo’s News and Views,” a regular segment on Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour.” “Hoofy and Boo” is the first regularly scheduled animated news show on TV. The segment comes to […]

  • Robin Gets Brutal in First 'Titans'

    Robin Gets Brutal in First 'Titans' Trailer for DC Universe

    Fox has decided to let actual cartoon characters report the news. CGI characters Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear are now hosting “Hoofy and Boo’s News and Views,” a regular segment on Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour.” “Hoofy and Boo” is the first regularly scheduled animated news show on TV. The segment comes to […]

  • Televisa Takes ‘The A Word,’ ‘Mythological

    Televisa Acquires ‘The A Word,’ ‘Mythological Ex’ Formats from Keshet Intl.

    Fox has decided to let actual cartoon characters report the news. CGI characters Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear are now hosting “Hoofy and Boo’s News and Views,” a regular segment on Fox Business News’ “Happy Hour.” “Hoofy and Boo” is the first regularly scheduled animated news show on TV. The segment comes to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content