Category Archives: ANIMATION 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.

Animation Anecdotes #231
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 25, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #231

Hitler loved Disney cartoons and had a copy of Snow White delivered to his private movie theater. He considered it one of the greatest movies ever made. His personal collection also included eighteen Mickey Mouse shorts.

Animation Anecdotes #230
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 18, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #230

Among today’s anecdotes: Lou Scheimer of Filmation Studios talking about runaway production, Peter Chung on “Reign”, and whatever happened to Disney’s “Secret Lab”?

Animation Anecdotes #229
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 11, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #229

Jim Korkis quotes Joe Dante on Looney Tunes; Gary Goldman on The Land Before Time; Jack Bradbury on working at Disney with Walt Kelly; and much much more.

In His Own Words: Chuck Jones on Warner Bros.
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 10, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

In His Own Words: Chuck Jones on Warner Bros.

I interviewed Chuck several times over the years and I later realized that Chuck, like many others, had “canned/pre-prepared” answers and anecdotes that he would repeat. This particular interview took place in 1976.