Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #263
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 20, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #263

“It pleases and encourages me to learn that ‘Disney’ style is not so fixed and limited in the public mind as to preclude further exploration in the field of entertainment.”

Animation Anecdotes #262
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 13, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #262

In 1982, when Warner Brothers’ Sylvester was a spokes-cat for 9-Lives cat food, there were also animated commercials. But it’s almost impossible to find the original unedited versions.

Animation Anecdotes #261
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 6, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #261

“People seem to think it is just a breeze to take a purple spotted pig and a tall yellow giraffe and make them characters. It doesn’t work. So I leaned toward the most unoriginal idea in the world, a cat and a mouse.” – Joe Barbera

Animation Anecdotes #260
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 29, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #260

Mort Drucker on animation: “A good commercial depends wholly on the animators. They can ruin it or make it successful. It’s very important that a cartoon flows well.”

Animation Anecdotes #259
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 22, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #259

“Walt, Ub Iwerks and Les Clark get themselves a few laughs over the 1929 antics of Mickey Mouse in a lively short called The Karnival Kid, wherein Mickey enjoys an amusement park.”

Animation Anecdotes #258
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 15, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #258

Talented animator Mark Kausler did the Bugs Bunny sequences in Joe Adamson’s independent short “A Political Cartoon” (1973). Mel Blanc recorded the voice while he was in the hospital with a broken leg.

Animation Anecdotes #257
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 8, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #257

“There are only 201 men and women in the world who know how hard it is to make a Silly Symphony. These are Walt Disney and his 200 assistants at the Disney Studios, Hollywood.”

Animation Anecdotes #256
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 1, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #256

In 1990, there was some controversy about an animated commercial where Popeye states, “I’m Popeye the Quaker Man” – as members of the religious Quakers strongly disapproved of the violence-prone sailor.

Animation Anecdotes #255
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 25, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #255

Producer Gary Goldman told about recording actor John Carradine as the voice of the great owl in The Secret of Nimh: Carradine suffered from acute crippling arthritis and that he was on pain killers.