Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #238
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 20, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #238

Today we look at Miyazaki’s anime inspiration, John K.’s first direction, and one of Hanna Barbera’s low-rated, but highly acclaimed series.

Animation Anecdotes #237
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 13, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #237

“Rhapsody Rabbit” (1946) features concert pianist Bugs Bunny’s challenges as he tries to perform Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody while being harassed by a mouse. Sound familiar?

The Cuban Cabellero
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 7, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

The Cuban Cabellero

When Cuba complained strongly that it was not represented in Disney’s animated feature films Saludos Amigos and Three Caballeros, the Disney Studio took the objection very seriously.

Animation Anecdotes #236
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 6, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #236

Godzilla, Monster’s Inc., The Penguins from Madgascar, Joe Grant, Vin Deisel, Pete Docter and more in this week’s group of anecdotes.

Disney’s “Trick or Treat” (1952)
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 30, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Disney’s “Trick or Treat” (1952)

Released 1952 and directed by Jack Hannah, the Donald Duck short “Trick or Treat” has become a annual holiday classic. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the film – but were too “scared” to ask!

Animation Anecdotes #235
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 23, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #235

“If I do a show like Popeye or Godzilla, we don’t own it outright. We participate with many partners. That’s why we prefer to do something original,” says Joe Barbera.

Animation Anecdotes #234
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 16, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #234

For a recording session at the Disney Studio, Paul Frees pulled up to the gate, but the guard couldn’t find his name on the list. “Should I call someone?” asked the guard. “Don’t bother,” said Frees, before driving away.

Animation Anecdotes #233
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 9, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #233

Who was Disney animator Lee Morehouse? How did Art Stevens land in Ward Kimball’s Disney unit? And how many character voices did William Conrad have? The answers (and more) in this week’s column.

Animation Anecdotes #232
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 2, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #232

With the popularity of Mickey Mouse, animation studios began to produce their own cartoons with characters that looked suspiciously like Walt’s alter ego. Here’s the low-down on that.