Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #333
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 13, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #333

On BraveStarr: “The idea was that Indians are the people closest to the earth which allowed us an element of mysticism,” said Filmation vice president Arthur Nadel.

Animation Anecdotes #332
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 6, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #332

“I wanted to know what a full-grown adult male was doing living with three lower life forms, forcing them to sing and go to school and wear human clothing.”

Animation Anecdotes #331
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 29, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #331

The soundtrack of Jafar’s song “Why Me?”, a campy and dramatic exploration of the character’s past failure, almost derailed Disney’s animated feature, Aladdin.

Animation Anecdotes #330
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 22, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #330

“I thought to myself as I was drawing these strips, ‘This is too big for a comic strip. A comic strip really can’t carry a story like this,” says Charles Schulz.

Animation Anecdotes #329
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September 15, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #329

Someone opened the package by mistake, since the studio does not accept unsolicited material. “But Steven wanted it and you don’t say ‘no’ to Steven Spielberg”.

Animation Anecdotes #328
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September 8, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #328

Osamu Tezuka briefly met Walt Disney at the 1964 New York’s World Fair. I recently stumbled across Tezuka’s own remembrance of that encounter.

Animation Anecdotes #327
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September 1, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #327

“I think it’s my best animation because it was the most imaginative, and broke a lot of rules, shocked everyone here (at Disney),” said Ward Kimball.

The Firehouse Five Plus Two
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August 26, 2017 posted by

The Firehouse Five Plus Two

Once upon a time, a group of Disney animators, writers and musicians who loved jazz and collected records were all of a sudden, the toast of the music world.

Animation Anecdotes #326
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August 25, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #326

“I wasn’t recognized on the street. But if I wanted to appear famous, I could just tell people I was Wilma Flintstone,” said voice actress Jean Vander Pyl.