You didn’t think I’d stop blogging, did you? Welcome to a new version of my old website.
I established an entity called Cartoon Research Co. almost 20 years ago, and I believe I launched this website in late 1999. I was doing an early version of blogging, before blogs were invented.
In 2004, I stopped regular “blogging” here and went off to co-found and co-write Cartoon Brew. All along I held onto my Cartoon Research site – continuing to update the Animated Features pages (and turned them into a book, The Animated Movie Guide, in 2005), maintaining the original titles archives and adding David Gerstein’s wonderful research on RKO-Van Beuren cartoons and Universal’s “Winkler” Oswald Rabbit films.
Almost nine years later, I’m back full time – and I’m here to stay.
What to expect? In the beginning , I plan to pick up where I left off. I’ll write about my favorite people, the studios, the characters – anything I like from animations past, present or future. I’ve revamped the site to bring it up to date, but left all of my old features (many of which I will expand, rewrite or append in the weeks and months to come). Like Disneyland, this site will never be finished and will continue to grow.
And I also asked some friends to come over and hang out. Jim Korkis, Keith Scott, Thad Komorowski (and others) have graciously allowed me to cross-post some great pieces of research of their own. Animation archivist Steve Stanchfield will be allowing me to debut some incredibly rare animated films. And I’ll have a few more surprises up my sleeve in the weeks to come.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll check into CARTOON RESEARCH on a daily basis. It’ll be fun here, I promise.