Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #291
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 2, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #291

“Having the camera constantly moving was scary at first, but it helped keep the characters alive,” said animator Dave Spafford, who drew Donald Duck and Daffy Duck in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Animation Anecdotes #290
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 25, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #290

“David Hand remains an giant American who stepped down from his cloud and gave away the secrets of the biggest magic of all: animation.”

Animation Anecdotes #289
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 18, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #289

“No one will be exactly like Walt,” says Ward Kimball. “He came along with the right mind, at the right time, and he had the talent at just the right point in history. You can’t duplicate it.”

In His Own Words:  Roy Edward Disney
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 17, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

In His Own Words: Roy Edward Disney

Walt’s nephew fought an uphill battle to restore and revive animation at Disney Studios. It might not be here today without his vital support. Here is a brief excerpt of an interview I did with Roy in 2004.

Animation Anecdotes #288
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 11, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #288

“The ‘Tracy’ cartoons portray Joe Jitsu and Go Go Gomez as good, clean cops who don’t take bribes and consistently bring criminals to justice. C’mon, guys, these are only old cartoons. Sit back and enjoy them.”

Animation Anecdotes #287
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 4, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #287

“He loved ballet, was crazy about ballet,” Bill Scott said of director Bobe Cannon. “He considered animated movement a form of ballet and when he would design a film, it would largely be in terms of ballet motion.”

Animation Anecdotes #286
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 28, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #286

“In the Metal Munching Moon Mice episode, I got to sing in that one,” recalls Bill Scott. “In the Air Force, Frank Thomas was my sergeant and he taught me those English music hall songs.”

Animation Anecdotes #285
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 21, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #285

“Animation, of course, has a brilliant future depending on how it’s handled,” said artist and animator Doug Wildey in 1973, reflecting upon his time on Hanna Barbera’s Jonny Quest.

Animation Anecdotes #284
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 14, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #284

Edna Phillips who was the principal harpist in Fantasia recalled, “I was banished to the pit beneath the stage so that the rustle of my skirt against the harp couldn’t be heard by the microphones.”