Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #205
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 27, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #205

The Rocket Robin Hood Caper. Producer Steve Krantz had some huge problems with Trillium Productions, part of Al Guest Productions, who Krantz had contracted with to do the animated television…

Animation Anecdotes #204
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 20, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #204

Friz Freleng and Oswald the Rabbit. Animation legend Friz Freleng worked on the first theatrical released Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles. In Trolley Troubles, Freleng was given the…

Animation Anecdotes #203
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 13, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #203

Peter Tytla: The Dumbo Boy. The December 29, 1941 issue of Time Magazine had a review of Disney’s recently released animated feature Dumbo. It included in the review of the…

Animation Anecdotes #202
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 6, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #202

The Secret Origin of Chip’n’Dale’s Rescue Rangers. I have always been fascinated with how animation projects develop, sometimes evolving into something significantly different than the original concept. After the continuing…

Animation Anecdotes #201
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 27, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #201

Disney’s Boysenberry Mountain. In the Disney animated feature, Fantasia (1940), the majority of the action in the Pastoral Symphony takes place in the brightly colored Elysian Fields at the foot…

In Her Own Words:  Virginia Davis
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 25, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

In Her Own Words: Virginia Davis

The Disney Brothers Studio did not start with a mouse but a little girl named Virgina Davis. On October 16, 1923, a New York distributor, M. J. Winkler, contracted to…

Animation Anecdotes #200
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 20, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #200

Animated Bone. In 1991, cartoonist and animator Jeff Smith released his independent comic book, “Bone”, which immediately received critical acclaim and complimentary comparisons to the works of Walt Kelly and…

Animation Anecdotes #199
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 13, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #199

Chuck Down Under. On November 13 1992, animation producer and director Chuck Jones went to Sydney, Australia as a special guest speaker at The Bulletin Black and White Artists’ Awards…

Animation Anecdotes #198
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 6, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #198

Garfield’s Judgement Day. Even at the height of Garfield the cat’s popularity in the late 1980s, creator Jim Davis couldn’t interest animation studios in his feature length animated script, “Garfield’s…