Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #373
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 27, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #373

In 1990, it was announced that Chuck Jones was actively involved in new projects where Jones would have both creative control and equity in the characters he would create.

Animation Anecdotes #372
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 20, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #372

In 1991, Nickelodeon tested several animated pilot films that never made it to air. None of them tested well with a kids. Nickelodeon instead selected Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show and Doug.

Animation Anecdotes #371
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 13, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #371

“According to a report from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, ‘Old Joe’ (the camel representing Camel cigarettes) is as recognizable to six year olds as Mickey Mouse.”

Animation Anecdotes #370
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 6, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #370

Gary K. Wolf told a reporter that he sold the movie rights to Who P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit, the sequel novel to his previous book, to Walt Disney Studios.

Animation Anecdotes #369
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 29, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #369

In 1991 over 3,000 cels, backgrounds and drawings from Tiny Toons were stolen. “It literally broke my heart because I didn’t want to see them destroyed. I wasn’t trying to steal anything,”

Animation Anecdotes #368
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 22, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #368

With the popularity of Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair videogame, plans were made for a sequel involving time travel and a possible feature length animated film entitled Dragon’s Lair: The Legend.

Animation Anecdotes #367
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 15, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #367

Space Jam’s producer Ivan Reitman said, “We estimate that we had about 500 animators who worked on the movie. We had a year less than normal for an animated film like this.”

Animation Anecdotes #366
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 8, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #366

Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler project went through many different working titles throughout the thrity-one years it was in production.

Animation Anecdotes #365
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 1, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #365

“Everybody in the world knows Porky has a stutter,” said Ira Zimmerman of the National Stuttering Project in 1991. “But it is inappropriate to depict stuttering in print.”