Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

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…

Animation Anecdotes #114
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 14, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #114

Udder Nonsense. When Ralph Bakshi was involved with the Saturday morning series “Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures” (1987), he was constantly running into situations where CBS would give unusual input….

Animation Anecdotes #113
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 7, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #113

Michael Jackson: Take One. Back in 1971, one of the series on Saturday morning television was the “Jackson Five” which featured animated versions of Michael Jackson and his singing brothers….

Animation Anecdotes #112
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 31, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #112

Time Paradox. In the Warner Brothers’ cartoon “Bear Feat” (1949), the gag involves the Bear family trying to put together an act for Mingling Bros. Circus after reading an ad…

ANIMATION ANECDOTES #111
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 24, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

ANIMATION ANECDOTES #111

Everybody’s A Critic. In a 1994 biography of actress Marlene Dietrich written by her daughter, Maria Riva, Maria recalls her mother’s reaction to being at the premiere for Disney Snow…

Animation Anecdotes #110
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 17, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #110

The Disappearing Jabberwocky. When the Disney Studio was making the animated feature Alice in Wonderland (1951), there was a planned segment about the dreaded Jabberwocky. Voice legend Stan Freberg was…