Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #160
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 4, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #160

Bluth’s Beauty and the Beast. According to well-respected animation historian (and Bluth historian who once worked for the animator-director) John Cawley: “Early in 1984, Don (Bluth) began in earnest turning…

Animation Anecdotes #159
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 28, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #159

Lessons from Milt Kahl. Animator and director Brad Bird was mentored by Disney Legend Milt Kahl “For me, it was like an actor getting to work with Olivier or Spencer…

Animation Anecdotes #154
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 21, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #154

Story Behind Mickey and the Seal. “Walt had seen ‘Mickey and the Seal’ storyboards and in his own way raved about it, saying: ‘That is like the old-time shorts; who…

Animation Anecdotes #153
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 14, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #153

Bedroom Story. According to legend, while Walter Lantz was on his honeymoon at a cabin at Sherwood Lake in California, his marital bliss was interrupted repeatedly by an annoying woodpecker….

Animation Anecdotes #152
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 7, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #152

Joe Barbera, Animation Critic. Animation legend Joe Barbera saw nothing funny about a lot of the animated cartoons on television in the mid-1990s. “Today’s stuff looks like a wave of…

Animation Anecdotes #151
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 28, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #151

Lantz Remembers Oswald. “I was on the lot the day Disney left Universal. I had animated a scene for a Laurel and Hardy film where they were asleep and dreaming…

Animation Anecdotes #150
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 21, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #150

The Animated Calloway. A rotoscoped version of scat singer Cab Calloway appeared in the Betty Boop cartoon shorts Minnie the Moocher (1932), Snow White (1933) and The Old Man of…

Animation Anecdotes #149
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 14, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #149

Bye, Bye, Yogi. A Colpix record album jacket (1961) with the huge face of Yogi Bear is propped up on the leg of a chair in the scene (pictured above)…