Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

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)…

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…