Category Archives: Animation History

Theatrical Cartoons 1953-54
Animation History
April 13, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Theatrical Cartoons 1953-54

Continuing our survey of theatrical cartoons, this time we take a look at the pivotal 1953-54 season. 3-D, CinemaScope, the year before Disney severely cuts back on shorts production –…

Cartoon Music Cue Sheets
Animation History
April 8, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Cartoon Music Cue Sheets

Cue Sheets are legally obligated paperwork that started at the dawn of sound motion pictures – and are still required for all motion pictures and television shows still today. This…

Theatrical Cartoons 1957-58
Animation History
April 6, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Theatrical Cartoons 1957-58

We continue our survey of theatrical shorts with these pages from the October 12th 1957 issue of Boxoffice Magazine. Theatrical cartoons were far from dead in 1957 – but they…

Calvin and The Colonel (1961)
Animation History
April 4, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Calvin and The Colonel (1961)

Calvin and The Colonel was one of ABC’s animated prime time follow-ups to the phenomenal success of The Flintstones. Unfortunately, the show not only bombed – but it has essentially…

Fleischer’s “Stone Age” Cartoons
Animation History
April 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer’s “Stone Age” Cartoons

With Dreamworks’ The Croods topping the box office, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at the original “modern stone-age” cartoons. No, not The Flintstones. Twenty…

The Bob Clampett Coloring Book
Animation History
March 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Bob Clampett Coloring Book

Get out your crayons! Today, courtesy of Aaron Higgins, who through his Retro Reprints archive of classic coloring books, is allowing me to share selected pages from this jaw-dropping 1963…

Theatrical Cartoons 1961-62
Animation History
March 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Theatrical Cartoons 1961-62

My recent reprinting of Boxoffice Magazine’s annual short subject issue for 1964-65 proved so popular, I think I’ll feature these on a semi-regular basis. This week I’ve decided to take…