Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #181
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 26, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #181

Donald’s Fighting Pose. In the earliest Donald Duck cartoons, the little quacker was quite pugnacious and audiences immediately laughed when he took his fighting pose. That pose was created by…

Animation Anecdotes #180
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 19, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #180

Seeger’s Koko the Clown. “Out of the inkwell, comes Koko the Clown. He’s so gay and he’s so jolly. He will make you laugh, by golly” went the theme song…

Animation Anecdotes #179
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 12, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #179

Happy the Humbug. Many animators tried to create their own comic strip and some were more successful than others. The character “Happy The Humbug” was first developed in 1940 by…

Animation Anecdotes #178
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 5, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #178

Who Was That Masked Man? The first Lone Ranger animated television series ran on CBS from September 10, 1966, to September 6, 1969. It was produced by Format Films and…

Animation Anecdotes #177
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 29, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #177

Maurice Noble and Fresh Ideas. In a 1992 interview, animation designer Maurice Noble said, “Whatever I worked on, I tried to give freshness and make as eye-appealing as possible. Always,…

Animation Anecdotes #176
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 22, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #176

Another Bomb. In 1992, animation designer Maurice Noble remembered his time working at Warners. “I would often look in to see (Mike) Maltese at work on a story idea and…

Animation Anecdotes #175
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 15, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #175

Jakob Gimpel and Tom and Jerry. Interviewed in 1990, animation legend Joe Barbera said that when it came to the Tom and Jerry short cartoons, “I love ‘Cat Concerto’ (1947)…

Animation Anecdotes #174
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 8, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #174

Hidden Initials. Matt Groening hid his initials in the hair (M) over Homer Simpson’s ear and the center of the ear (G). Extinct Jurassic Park. Artist Bill Stout was the…

Animation Anecdotes #173
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 1, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #173

Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell. In the first Pepe LePew cartoon, “Odor-able Kitty” (1945), the amorous French skunk chases a MALE tomcat who has disguised himself as a skunk to avoid…

Animation Anecdotes #172
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 25, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #172

When is a Walter Lantz character NOT really a Walter Lantz character? In 1959, Western Publishing was creating a series of comic books based on licensed characters from Disney, Warner…