Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #356
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 30, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #356

In the 1940s, American animator George Moreno Jr. produced a series of theatrical cartoons for and in Great Britian – featuring Bubble, a cockney taxi driver, and his faithful cab, Squeek.

Animation Anecdotes #355
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 23, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #355

Actor Vincent Price, at the age of 75, thought playing Rattigan in The Great Mouse Detective would be an interesting challenge so he agreed to audition for the job.

Animation Anecdotes #354
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 16, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #354

Glen Keane used one of Disney’s fabled Nine Old Men animators, Eric Larson, as a model for Dr. Dawson in Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective.

Animation Anecdotes #353
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 9, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #353

Leonard Maltin wrote Jay Ward a letter when he was twelve years old and Ward wrote back “on wonderful embossed Bullwinkle stationery!” Thus began a lively and very friendly correspondence.

Animation Anecdotes #352
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 2, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #352

In 1982, Don Bluth discussed his next picture, a modern-day fairy tale, based on a very old story. That project, East of the Sun West of the Moon, was never produced.

Animation Anecdotes #351
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 23, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #351

Actresses Cynthia Leake and Emma Samms were among the rotoscoped performers for Teegra in Bakshi’s “Fire and Ice” – a character named on the Frazetta model sheet as “Tygra” .

Animation Anecdotes #350
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 16, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #350

“I went to Miami to take a job as an inker at Fleischer Studios”, recalled Sy Reit. “I worked on Gulliver, on Popeye and a few Betty Boops, which were rapidly phasing out.”

Animation Anecdotes #349
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 9, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #349

Paige O’Hara who voiced Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast said, “Some people think I look a lot like her, and some don’t think I do at all.”

Animation Anecdotes #348
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 2, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #348

“With Space Ace the players know more. They have loftier goals and deserve a better prize in Kimberley,” said Don Bluth. “They also have to be able to handle the better prize.”