Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

From All of Us to All of You
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 16, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

From All of Us to All of You

For cartoon fans of “a certain age” (like myself), one of our Christmas traditions was an annual viewing of this very special episode of the Disney’s Sunday night program.

Animation Anecdotes #342
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 15, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #342

Don Bluth recalls, “Many people were saying, ‘Don’t touch animation. It’s a dinosaur that doesn’t work anymore’. But American Tail went on to gross over $150 million and suddenly, it looked viable again”.

Animation Anecdotes #341
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 8, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #341

“Dastardly and Muttley was originally called Stop the Pigeon. The network came up with the idea of substituting Dastardly and Muttley, for two other characters that Hanna-Barbera showed us.”

Animation Anecdotes #340
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 1, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #340

“Based on our character, Quaker Oats was requested to develop the crunchiest cereal they could make. And we made our commercials as much like entertainment cartoons as possible.”

Animation Anecdotes #339
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 24, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #339

The producers of Who Framed Roger Rabbit approached King Features about using Betty Boop and Popeye in the film but were turned down. So how did Betty Boop get in?

Disney Cartoon Parodies
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 22, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Disney Cartoon Parodies

Disney characters and films are so iconic – and represent all that is good and clean – that they are a tempting target for parody. Here are a few classic examples.

Debunking Disney Urban Myths
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 20, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Debunking Disney Urban Myths

One of the things I have had to do very frequently in the past decade or more is defend Walt from unfounded accusations. Walt was not a saint, nor did he consider himself one.

Animation Anecdotes #338
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 17, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #338

“Yes, it’s gross,” said John Kricfalusi. “But cartoons don’t have to be good for you. Give kids a break. There’s nothing in there that’s going to get you in jail or anything.”

Animation Anecdotes #337
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 10, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #337

“For the titles of The Pink Panther Strikes Again, we decided to send up old movies. Among the films and personalities spoofed were King Kong, Buster Keaton and Dracula .

Animation Anecdotes #336
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 3, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #336

Manny Perez was responsible for the animation of Fritz and the three girl cats in the bath tub. That short scene had over two thousand drawings.