Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #176
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 22, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #176

Another Bomb. In 1992, animation designer Maurice Noble remembered his time working at Warners. “I would often look in to see (Mike) Maltese at work on a story idea and…

Animation Anecdotes #175
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 15, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #175

Jakob Gimpel and Tom and Jerry. Interviewed in 1990, animation legend Joe Barbera said that when it came to the Tom and Jerry short cartoons, “I love ‘Cat Concerto’ (1947)…

Animation Anecdotes #174
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 8, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #174

Hidden Initials. Matt Groening hid his initials in the hair (M) over Homer Simpson’s ear and the center of the ear (G). Extinct Jurassic Park. Artist Bill Stout was the…

Animation Anecdotes #173
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 1, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #173

Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell. In the first Pepe LePew cartoon, “Odor-able Kitty” (1945), the amorous French skunk chases a MALE tomcat who has disguised himself as a skunk to avoid…

Animation Anecdotes #172
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 25, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #172

When is a Walter Lantz character NOT really a Walter Lantz character? In 1959, Western Publishing was creating a series of comic books based on licensed characters from Disney, Warner…

Animation Anecdotes #171
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 18, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #171

Animated Stooge. “During the era in which the Three Stooges made a cameo in ‘Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’, head stooge Moe Howard had a company that I thought could…

Animation Anecdotes #170
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 11, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #170

Scotty McTape Meets Woody Woodpecker. The plot for the Woody Woodpecker cartoon, Termites from Mars (1952) was actually adapted for a promotional giveaway comic book from Scotch tape entitled “Woody…

Animation Anecdotes #169
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 4, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #169

Robert Crumb on Ralph Bakshi: In 2011, underground comix legend Robert Crumb sat down with Alex Wood, the person who runs Crumb’s official website, to talk about important people in…

Animation Anecdotes #168
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 27, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #168

The Cow Problem. Animation producer Walter Lantz discussed in the January 4, 1958 issue of TV Guide some of the difficulties with using his classic animated shorts on his new…