Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #213
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 22, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #213

Brad Bird’s Perspective. “I think all movies are an illusion, whether they are live action or animation,” said animation director Brad Bird in 2007. “And I think the best special…

Animation Anecdotes #212
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 15, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #212

The Felix the Cat Sign. The Felix the Cat animated character was borrowed as an icon by L.A. automobile dealer Winslow Felix who opened Felix Chevrolet in 1921. Winslow Felix…

Animation Anecdotes #211
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 8, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #211

The Origin of Yogi Bear. From the first issue of Exposure Sheet (July 1967), the in-house Hanna-Barbera Studio newsletter, from an article entitled “The Improbable World of Hanna-Barbera” credited to…

Animation Anecdotes #210
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 1, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #210

Fairy Voices. One of the things that made the early Disney animated features so memorable was the careful selection of voices for the characters. The voices for the three fairies,…

Animation Anecdotes #209
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 24, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #209

Technicolor Peculiarities. Many animation fans don’t quite understand Technicolor, other than the fact that it provided a spectacular color effect. However, the system could be unpredictable which is why Disney…

Animation Anecdotes #208
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 17, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #208

By A Waterfall. When Adolph Zukor, president of Famous Players-Lasky, decided to stop producing the Paramount Screen Magazine (which featured the Felix the Cat silent animated cartoons) in 1920 as…

Animation Anecdotes #207
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 10, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #207

Snagglepuss Is Straight. One of the things guaranteed to irritate animation producer Joe Barbera was when some of the younger staff at the studio would tease him in later years…

Disney and Early Technicolor
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 4, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Disney and Early Technicolor

In 1932, Walt Disney had moved from Columbia (where he was very dissatisfied with the way they were handling his animated short cartoons) to United Artists where he had a…