Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #272
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 22, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #272

“Itchy and Scratchy came from something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a little kid. Watching cartoons like Tom and Jerry, I thought it would be fun to do a cartoon that really was totally violent.” – Matt Groening

Animation Anecdotes #271
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 15, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #271

The production process for a Walter Lantz Oswald the Rabbit cartoon is featured in the short Cartoonland Mysteries, the eighteenth installment of Universal’s Going Places series.

Animation Anecdotes #270
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 8, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #270

RKO’s publicity department put eleven little people in Pinocchio costumes. Affected by alcohol, they started to remove their itchy outfits until they were all completely naked, belching, peeing and shouting obscenities at the crowd below.

Animation Anecdotes #269
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 1, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #269

“Spider-Man On The Move” was a half hour special, narrated by Stan Lee (“The only problem with comic books is that they don’t move… until NOW!”), that shows how an TV cartoon is put together from initial idea to final animation.

Animation Anecdotes #268
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 24, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #268

“I wrote several Snuffy Smiths and then went on to write several Beetle Baileys. This lasted till the following February, when Al Brodax wanted me for his new series, The Beatles.” – writer Dennis Marks.

Animation Anecdotes #267
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 17, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #267

“The head honcho at MGM was looking through the financial books one day and said, ‘What the hell is this? What do we need new cartoons for?’ That was his thinking.” – Joe Barbera

Animation Anecdotes #266
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 10, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #266

“I think people around the world look at the Simpsons as typical Americans, so they’re actually laughing at us. But, hey, Dysfunctional families are universal,” says executive producer James L. Brooks.

Animation Anecdotes #265
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 3, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #265

“Richard Williams is working on his epic film. It’s a dream that he’s had for many years. It’s a hard thing to face but after this length of time, this dream could all too soon turn into a nightmare.”

Animation Anecdotes #264
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 27, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #264

Hanna-Barbera head honcho Joe Barbera was not thrilled at the idea of hiring the still living Bud Abbott to provide the voice for his animated doppleganger.

Animation Anecdotes #263
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 20, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #263

“It pleases and encourages me to learn that ‘Disney’ style is not so fixed and limited in the public mind as to preclude further exploration in the field of entertainment.”