Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #141
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 20, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #141

Ann Margrock. Artist Doug Wildey once was assigned in 1963 to draw a cartoon version of actress Ann-Margret to appear in an episode of “The Flintstones” television series. He easily…

Animation Anecdotes #140
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 13, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #140

The Secret Origin of John Lasseter, Animator! “When I was a freshman in high school, our library had a copy of the Bob Thomas book, ‘The Art of Animation’, the…

Animation Anecdotes #139
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 6, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #139

Warner Commercials. In the Fifties, the Disney Studio earned money doing a variety of television commercials and even creating new characters. Warner Brothers also had a commercial unit that Jack…

Animation Anecdotes #138
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 29, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #138

Peace on Earth. “(For Peace on Earth 1939) we shot the live action material for it. We shot the live action for the rotoscope on the (MGM) Studio lot. We…

Animation Anecdotes #137
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 22, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #137

A Charlie Brown Christmas. In 1963, Lee Mendelson made an hour documentary about cartoonist Charles Schulz which featured about three minutes worth of animation. For two years, he couldn’t sell…

Animation Anecdotes #136
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 15, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #136

Clarence Nash Is Not Mel Blanc. In 1977 when I talked with him, Clarence Nash was not happy. “Everybody thinks Mel Blanc is Donald Duck! He’s not. I’m Donald Duck….

Animation Anecdotes # 135
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 8, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes # 135

The “Hurray for Betty Boop” Story – Part One. Record producer Dan Dalton took scenes from thirty-five Korean colored Betty Boop cartoons and wrote a continuity for them to make…