Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #127
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 13, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #127

Texas Toads Lawsuit. Alleging they created the cartoon “Texas Toads”, comedians Richard Curtis and Larry Hovis filed a $2,800,000 plagiarism suit in January 1977 against NBC, United Artists and David…

It’s “Time for Beany”!
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 10, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

It’s “Time for Beany”!

Bob Clampett’s Time for Beany featuring Cecil, the Sea Sick Sea Serpent, made out of pale green terry-cloth for skin with sewn on eyes and buttons representing nostrils, premiered on…

Animation Anecdotes #126
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 6, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #126

Jay Ward Musicology. Supposedly, Stan Worth and Sheldon Allman got together one Sunday afternoon and churned out the memorable theme songs for George of the Jungle, Super Chicken and Tom…

Animation Anecdotes #125
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 30, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #125

Clampett Stories. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946) directed by Bob Clampett features Daffy Duck as famous detective Duck Twacy. Exactly thirty years later at the San Diego Comic-Con, Clampett…

Animation Anecdotes  #124
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 23, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #124

Earthquake Blanc. Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Same, the Road Runner and four other Warner Brothers characters were recruited by the California Office of Emergency Services in 1977 for a…

Animation Anecdotes  #123
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 16, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #123

That Kelly Girl. Selby Kelly applied to the Disney studio by sending in her portfolio and was hired as an artist by mail without having ever actually physically meeting anyone…

Animation Anecdotes #122
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 9, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #122

Animated Crimes. In 1978, legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby was doing storyboards for The New Fantastic Four show produced by DePatie-Freleng for Saturday morning. Comic book fans were excited…

Animation Anecdotes #121
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 2, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #121

Limpet At Disney. When thinking about animation, how many fans forget about Warner Bros.’ The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), that according to the credits featured “Special Piscatorial Effects” by such…