Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #298
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 27, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #298

In 1959, Jack Miller claimed that he had drawn at least thirty-five daily newspaper strips featuring the characters from the Crusader Rabbit series. Sadly, they’ve never been found.

Animation Anecdotes #297
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 20, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #297

“Cartoonists are unusual people. They are adults who never grow old,” said Bill Hanna. “Our employees’ ages range from the teen-aged to the white-haired, but the atmosphere is that of the young at heart.”

Animation Anecdotes #296
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 13, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #296

Reason and Emotion (1943) was a wartime short made by the Disney, depicting emotions as cartoon personas. The character of Emotion was modeled after animator Ward Kimball.

Animation Anecdotes #295
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 6, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #295

The episode ‘Mighty’s Benefit Plan’ of Bakshi’s Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, featuring Elvy and the Tree Weasels is filled with hidden surprises.

Animation Anecdotes #294
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 30, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #294

“Bugs Bunny was a counter revolutionary – not a revolutionary”, said Chuck Jones. “You know, this means war!’ – that was a line of Groucho’s I could not refrain from stealing.”

Animation Anecdotes #293
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 16, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #293

Fred and Barney did not exactly “meet” Marvel’s Thing character except in the opening credits and short bumper segments. Where did this wacky idea come from and why was it bought by NBC?

Animation Anecdotes #292
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 9, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #292

When animator, director, producer Hugh Harman passed away November 25th, 1982, he was living pretty close to the poverty line. He could no longer afford to own a car and lived in a ramschackle rooming house.

Animation Anecdotes #291
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 2, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #291

“Having the camera constantly moving was scary at first, but it helped keep the characters alive,” said animator Dave Spafford, who drew Donald Duck and Daffy Duck in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.