Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #276
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 19, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #276

Matt Groening shared “I have an office that is full of bootleg merchandise that people send me, because the fans know that I collect this stuff.”

Animation Anecdotes #275
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 12, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #275

Matt Groening said in 1992, “I’m working with Brad Bird on a spin-off of The Simpsons called The Krusty the Clown Show. I think it will be the first live-action spin-off of a cartoon.

Animation Anecdotes #274
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 5, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #274

Gerald Scarfe spent years working with Disney on concept art on the Disney animated feature Hercules (1997). He spent an entire year at his home in Chelsea just concoting characters.

Animation Anecdotes #273
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 29, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #273

John Musker commented on the cameo in Disney’s Aladdin of him and co-director Ron Clements: “If we were real actors, we would have had us fired.”

Animation Anecdotes #272
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 22, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #272

“Itchy and Scratchy came from something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a little kid. Watching cartoons like Tom and Jerry, I thought it would be fun to do a cartoon that really was totally violent.” – Matt Groening

Animation Anecdotes #271
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 15, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #271

The production process for a Walter Lantz Oswald the Rabbit cartoon is featured in the short Cartoonland Mysteries, the eighteenth installment of Universal’s Going Places series.

Animation Anecdotes #270
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 8, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #270

RKO’s publicity department put eleven little people in Pinocchio costumes. Affected by alcohol, they started to remove their itchy outfits until they were all completely naked, belching, peeing and shouting obscenities at the crowd below.

Animation Anecdotes #269
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 1, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #269

“Spider-Man On The Move” was a half hour special, narrated by Stan Lee (“The only problem with comic books is that they don’t move… until NOW!”), that shows how an TV cartoon is put together from initial idea to final animation.

Animation Anecdotes #268
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 24, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #268

“I wrote several Snuffy Smiths and then went on to write several Beetle Baileys. This lasted till the following February, when Al Brodax wanted me for his new series, The Beatles.” – writer Dennis Marks.

Animation Anecdotes #267
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 17, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #267

“The head honcho at MGM was looking through the financial books one day and said, ‘What the hell is this? What do we need new cartoons for?’ That was his thinking.” – Joe Barbera