Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #115
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 21, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #115

A Dissenting View. Here’s another example of why to be wary of critics. In a July 1942 issue of “Time” magazine, its reviewer was not quite impressed by the Fleischer…

Animation Anecdotes #114
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 14, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #114

Udder Nonsense. When Ralph Bakshi was involved with the Saturday morning series “Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures” (1987), he was constantly running into situations where CBS would give unusual input….

Animation Anecdotes #113
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 7, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #113

Michael Jackson: Take One. Back in 1971, one of the series on Saturday morning television was the “Jackson Five” which featured animated versions of Michael Jackson and his singing brothers….

Animation Anecdotes #112
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 31, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #112

Time Paradox. In the Warner Brothers’ cartoon “Bear Feat” (1949), the gag involves the Bear family trying to put together an act for Mingling Bros. Circus after reading an ad…

ANIMATION ANECDOTES #111
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 24, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

ANIMATION ANECDOTES #111

Everybody’s A Critic. In a 1994 biography of actress Marlene Dietrich written by her daughter, Maria Riva, Maria recalls her mother’s reaction to being at the premiere for Disney Snow…

Animation Anecdotes #110
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 17, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #110

The Disappearing Jabberwocky. When the Disney Studio was making the animated feature Alice in Wonderland (1951), there was a planned segment about the dreaded Jabberwocky. Voice legend Stan Freberg was…

Animation Anecdotes #109
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 10, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #109

Two Thumbs Up. In the Disney animated feature, “Aladdin” (1992), when Aladdin pushes through the crowd to see Prince Achmed, he stands between caricatures of producers-directors Ron Clements and John…

Animation Anecdotes #108
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 3, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #108

A Real Pussycat. The 1970 Hanna-Barbera television series “Josie and the Pussycats” about an all-girl pop music band was the result of the success of Filmation’s “The Archie Show” and…

Animation Anecdotes #107
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 26, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #107

The Superchicken That Never Was. There were actually two pilots made for the Jay Ward cult classic, “Superchicken”, but neither were ever shown to the general public. In the first…

Animation Anecdotes #106
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 19, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #106

Merchandising Mishap. Charles Schulz was involved with most of the Peanuts merchandising connected to the animated specials, but not all of it was successful. Schulz once said, “Our most disastrous…