Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

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.

Was Stan Lee the Next Walt Disney?
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February 15, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

Was Stan Lee the Next Walt Disney?

I would suggest the closest someone came to being “the next Walt Disney” was probably Stan Lee – who created characters that will continue to outlive him and inspire new projects from others.

The Animated Roy Rogers
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February 8, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

The Animated Roy Rogers

So Where Is Animation Anecdotes? Beginning this week, my column will resemble my one-shot columns with excerpts of interviews and a focus on one particular topic. Today: Roy Rogers.

Animation Anecdotes #400
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 1, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #400

This is my final installment of Animation Anecdotes on the Cartoon Research blog – for now. Next week will be the start of a new column by me – entitled “Suspended Animation”.

Animation Anecdotes #399
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 25, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #399

In 1991 it was announced the upcoming feature film “Termite Terrace”, would be a live-action comedy loosely based on Jones’ autobiography Chuck Amuck.