Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

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…

Animation Anecdotes #120
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 26, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #120

Telephoney. Back in the 1960s, producer Lee Mendelson who was working on all those “Peanuts” television specials spent a lot of time on the phone. However, even he was surprised…

Animation Anecdotes #119
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 19, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #119

Where’s Porky Pig? The National Stuttering Project complained when Disney’s animated feature The Fox and the Hound was first released on videotape in March 1994. According to the NSP, the…

Animation Anecdotes #118
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 12, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #118

A Hairy Situation. Friz Freleng’s Ain’t That Ducky (1945) had Daffy Duck matching wits with a hunter who had a strong physical and vocal resemblance to popular comic actor Victor…

Animation Anecdotes #117
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 5, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #117

Candice Bergen. Candice Bergen is the daughter of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen who was a good friend of Walt Disney. Candice has always claimed that Walt Disney was her godfather. As…

Animation Anecdotes #116
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 28, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #116

Bugs Bunny Not So Sweet. Back in 1965, Bugs Bunny was the spokesman for Kool-Aid and even appeared on pre-sweetened packages. However, those were also the days when there was…

Animation Anecdotes #115
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 21, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #115

A Dissenting View. Here’s another example of why to be wary of critics. In a July 1942 issue of “Time” magazine, its reviewer was not quite impressed by the Fleischer…