Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #306
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 24, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #306

Author and historian Leonard Maltin recalls, “Like most kids, I would scribble in my books – but where it would say ‘The End’, I would take a crayon and write ‘A Walt Disney Production’.”

Animation Anecdotes #305
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 17, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #305

“(Joe) Oriolo’s role, an important one, was to create the original graphics that accompanied my story,” said story man Seymour Reit. “He did indeed create the first drawings of Casper.”

Animation Anecdotes #304
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 10, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #304

Ferngully co-producer Wayne Young claimed in an interview that Disney tried to stall and undercut the making of his animated feature film.

Animation Anecdotes #303
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 3, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #303

Animator Dave Spafford created three versions of Woody Woodpecker – one for each nominee – to announce the winner of the 1991 Academy Award for Best Cartoon Short.

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.