Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

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.”

Animation Anecdotes #262
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 13, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #262

In 1982, when Warner Brothers’ Sylvester was a spokes-cat for 9-Lives cat food, there were also animated commercials. But it’s almost impossible to find the original unedited versions.

Animation Anecdotes #261
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 6, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #261

“People seem to think it is just a breeze to take a purple spotted pig and a tall yellow giraffe and make them characters. It doesn’t work. So I leaned toward the most unoriginal idea in the world, a cat and a mouse.” – Joe Barbera

Animation Anecdotes #260
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 29, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #260

Mort Drucker on animation: “A good commercial depends wholly on the animators. They can ruin it or make it successful. It’s very important that a cartoon flows well.”

Animation Anecdotes #259
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 22, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #259

“Walt, Ub Iwerks and Les Clark get themselves a few laughs over the 1929 antics of Mickey Mouse in a lively short called The Karnival Kid, wherein Mickey enjoys an amusement park.”