Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #308
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 7, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #308

“His almost limitless ability to understand the essence of a character and to invest himself into its being is what made him so consummate an artist,” said Chuck Jones of Mel Blanc.

Animation Anecdotes #307
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 31, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #307

The president of Tezuka Productions in Tokyo took note of some apparent similarities between Disney’s The Lion King (1994) and Osamu Tezuka’s TV series Kimba, The White Lion (1965).

Animation Anecdotes #306
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March 24, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #306

Author and historian Leonard Maltin recalls, “Like most kids, I would scribble in my books – but where it would say ‘The End’, I would take a crayon and write ‘A Walt Disney Production’.”

Animation Anecdotes #305
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 17, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #305

“(Joe) Oriolo’s role, an important one, was to create the original graphics that accompanied my story,” said story man Seymour Reit. “He did indeed create the first drawings of Casper.”

Animation Anecdotes #303
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March 3, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #303

Animator Dave Spafford created three versions of Woody Woodpecker – one for each nominee – to announce the winner of the 1991 Academy Award for Best Cartoon Short.

Animation Anecdotes #302
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February 24, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #302

When voice artist Mel Blanc passed away, Warner Brothers bought trade ads of characters Bugs, Porky and Daffy, their heads bowed near a microphone and the word “Speechless”.

Animation Anecdotes #301
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 17, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #301

Casper, Richie Rich, Little Audrey and others appeared in the very first giveaway comic book for an airline. Twenty-one issues of Astrocomics were released to passengers from 1968-1979.