Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

The Death of Fred Moore
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April 19, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

The Death of Fred Moore

Fred Moore was a natural animator – he also had a reputation as a “functioning” alcoholic. His passing in 1952 has always been a source of some controversy.

Secrets of Jonny Quest
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April 12, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

Secrets of Jonny Quest

Hanna-Barbera’s original Jonny Quest animated prime time series is a classic and its characters are iconic – and yet there are still things to be discovered about it.

The First Fleischer Superman
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March 29, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

The First Fleischer Superman

The September 4th, 1940 issue of Variety announced that a deal had been made with Paramount to produce the animated adventures of Superman. The subsequent Fleischer Studios cartoons have become classics.

What? No Mickey Mouse?
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March 22, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

What? No Mickey Mouse?

“Minnie’s Yoo-Hoo” is just one of the many oddities surrounding the career of Mickey Mouse, in the beginning when his impact was massive.

The Troubled Birth of Roger Rabbit
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March 15, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

The Troubled Birth of Roger Rabbit

Disney purchased the rights to the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit in 1981 and put it into development. Here’s what happened before Steve Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis got involved.

The Animated Phyllis Bounds
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March 8, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

The Animated Phyllis Bounds

She was not a woman to be trifled with in any way. Her entire life was entwined with Disney and animation in some way through her four marriages.