Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

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…

Animation Anecdotes #140
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 13, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #140

The Secret Origin of John Lasseter, Animator! “When I was a freshman in high school, our library had a copy of the Bob Thomas book, ‘The Art of Animation’, the…

Animation Anecdotes #139
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 6, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #139

Warner Commercials. In the Fifties, the Disney Studio earned money doing a variety of television commercials and even creating new characters. Warner Brothers also had a commercial unit that Jack…

Animation Anecdotes #138
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 29, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #138

Peace on Earth. “(For Peace on Earth 1939) we shot the live action material for it. We shot the live action for the rotoscope on the (MGM) Studio lot. We…

Animation Anecdotes #137
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 22, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #137

A Charlie Brown Christmas. In 1963, Lee Mendelson made an hour documentary about cartoonist Charles Schulz which featured about three minutes worth of animation. For two years, he couldn’t sell…