Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #302
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 24, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #302

When voice artist Mel Blanc passed away, Warner Brothers bought trade ads of characters Bugs, Porky and Daffy, their heads bowed near a microphone and the word “Speechless”.

Animation Anecdotes #301
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 17, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #301

Casper, Richie Rich, Little Audrey and others appeared in the very first giveaway comic book for an airline. Twenty-one issues of Astrocomics were released to passengers from 1968-1979.

Animation Anecdotes #300
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 10, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #300

For my special 300th column: The Secret Origin of ‘Animation Anecdotes’ – and I tell of a time I was in a Filmation production… and actually got paid for it!

Animation Anecdotes #299
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 3, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #299

You can’t make this stuff up. In 1987, Filmation was actively promoting a new animated series called “Bravo!” about a group of round and furry characters called The Fuzzy Folks.

Animation Anecdotes #298
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 27, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #298

In 1959, Jack Miller claimed that he had drawn at least thirty-five daily newspaper strips featuring the characters from the Crusader Rabbit series. Sadly, they’ve never been found.

Animation Anecdotes #297
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 20, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #297

“Cartoonists are unusual people. They are adults who never grow old,” said Bill Hanna. “Our employees’ ages range from the teen-aged to the white-haired, but the atmosphere is that of the young at heart.”

Animation Anecdotes #296
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 13, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #296

Reason and Emotion (1943) was a wartime short made by the Disney, depicting emotions as cartoon personas. The character of Emotion was modeled after animator Ward Kimball.

Animation Anecdotes #295
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 6, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #295

The episode ‘Mighty’s Benefit Plan’ of Bakshi’s Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, featuring Elvy and the Tree Weasels is filled with hidden surprises.