Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

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

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
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December 9, 2016 posted by

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

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.

Animation Anecdotes #290
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November 25, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #290

“David Hand remains an giant American who stepped down from his cloud and gave away the secrets of the biggest magic of all: animation.”

Animation Anecdotes #289
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November 18, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #289

“No one will be exactly like Walt,” says Ward Kimball. “He came along with the right mind, at the right time, and he had the talent at just the right point in history. You can’t duplicate it.”

In His Own Words:  Roy Edward Disney
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November 17, 2016 posted by

In His Own Words: Roy Edward Disney

Walt’s nephew fought an uphill battle to restore and revive animation at Disney Studios. It might not be here today without his vital support. Here is a brief excerpt of an interview I did with Roy in 2004.

Animation Anecdotes #288
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November 11, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #288

“The ‘Tracy’ cartoons portray Joe Jitsu and Go Go Gomez as good, clean cops who don’t take bribes and consistently bring criminals to justice. C’mon, guys, these are only old cartoons. Sit back and enjoy them.”

Animation Anecdotes #287
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November 4, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #287

“He loved ballet, was crazy about ballet,” Bill Scott said of director Bobe Cannon. “He considered animated movement a form of ballet and when he would design a film, it would largely be in terms of ballet motion.”

Animation Anecdotes #286
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 28, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #286

“In the Metal Munching Moon Mice episode, I got to sing in that one,” recalls Bill Scott. “In the Air Force, Frank Thomas was my sergeant and he taught me those English music hall songs.”