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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
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
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
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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.”

Animation Anecdotes #285
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October 21, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #285

“Animation, of course, has a brilliant future depending on how it’s handled,” said artist and animator Doug Wildey in 1973, reflecting upon his time on Hanna Barbera’s Jonny Quest.

Animation Anecdotes #284
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October 14, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #284

Edna Phillips who was the principal harpist in Fantasia recalled, “I was banished to the pit beneath the stage so that the rustle of my skirt against the harp couldn’t be heard by the microphones.”

Animation Anecdotes #283
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October 7, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #283

From the square dancing magazine Sets in Order, director Chuck Jones wrote, “Cartoonists are strange men in many ways and they have a tendency to look at the world as through a cheap piece of window pane.”

Animation Anecdotes #282
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 30, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #282

“We had arguments with the people marketing the film,” stated animator Gary Goldman. “We made this film for us. We’re entertained by it, so why shouldn’t a teen-ager or an adult like it?”