Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #148
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 7, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #148

Origin of Christopher Crumpet. Thornton Hee (“T. Hee”) was responsible for “Christopher Crumpet” (1953) a UPA short about a little boy who turns into a chicken whenever he doesn’t get…

Animation Anecdotes #147
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 31, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #147

Gene Kelly Don’t Dance With Cats. One of my favorite and I feel underrated animated features is Cats Don’t Dance (1997). Originally, it was going to be a live-action/animation vehicle…

In His Own Words:  Steve Segal on Toy Story
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 29, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

In His Own Words: Steve Segal on Toy Story

Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1949, Steve Segal began his animation career doing traditional animation for ten years making commercials and educational films. He co-directed the cult film Futuropolis with…

Animation Anecdotes #146
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 24, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #146

Peter Puck. Disney did some odd character creations for a number of commercial clients over the decades – but Peter Puck was the work of Hanna-Barbera. “When I was with…

Animation Anecdotes #145
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 17, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #145

Charlie Chaplin and Walter Lantz. Actor Charlie Chaplin was an influence on Walt Disney but also on Walter Lantz. Lantz told an interviewer: “What I used to do was project…

Animation Anecdotes #144
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 10, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #144

Synchro-Vox. Animation fans are familiar with “Synchro-Vox” used on Cambria Studios shows like “Clutch Cargo” and “Space Angel”. Basically, talking human lips superimposed over a cartoon image of a face….

Animation Anecdotes #143
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 3, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #143

The Musical Flintstones. In 1988, The Screaming Blue Messiahs, a punk/new wave rock group, released a single titled “I Wanna Be A Flintstone” (peaking at number 28 on the charts)….

Animation Anecdotes #142
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 27, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #142

Animated Ziggy. Ziggy is the loveable loser lead character in a newspaper comic panel of the same name. “Ziggy” first appeared in small books from the American Greetings Company in…

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…