Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #202
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 6, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #202

The Secret Origin of Chip’n’Dale’s Rescue Rangers. I have always been fascinated with how animation projects develop, sometimes evolving into something significantly different than the original concept. After the continuing…

Animation Anecdotes #201
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 27, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #201

Disney’s Boysenberry Mountain. In the Disney animated feature, Fantasia (1940), the majority of the action in the Pastoral Symphony takes place in the brightly colored Elysian Fields at the foot…

In Her Own Words:  Virginia Davis
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 25, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

In Her Own Words: Virginia Davis

The Disney Brothers Studio did not start with a mouse but a little girl named Virgina Davis. On October 16, 1923, a New York distributor, M. J. Winkler, contracted to…

Animation Anecdotes #200
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 20, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #200

Animated Bone. In 1991, cartoonist and animator Jeff Smith released his independent comic book, “Bone”, which immediately received critical acclaim and complimentary comparisons to the works of Walt Kelly and…

Animation Anecdotes #199
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 13, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #199

Chuck Down Under. On November 13 1992, animation producer and director Chuck Jones went to Sydney, Australia as a special guest speaker at The Bulletin Black and White Artists’ Awards…

Animation Anecdotes #198
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 6, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #198

Garfield’s Judgement Day. Even at the height of Garfield the cat’s popularity in the late 1980s, creator Jim Davis couldn’t interest animation studios in his feature length animated script, “Garfield’s…

Animation Anecdotes #197
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 30, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #197

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat. The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974) was an animated feature sequel to the popular Fritz the Cat (1972). It was directed…

In His Own Words:  Bob McKimson
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 29, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

In His Own Words: Bob McKimson

I’ve talked about animation legend Bob McKimson before on this site. McKimson was born in 1910 and passed away in 1977. He died from a massive heart attack while eating…

Animation Anecdotes #196
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 23, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #196

Where In The World of George Pal Is Woody Woodpecker? Animation producer Walter Lantz and filmmaker George Pal were very good friends. As the terrific animation historian Joe Adamson wrote…