Category Archives: ANIMATION SPIN

Barbie Sings for Christmas!
ANIMATION SPIN
December 24, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Barbie Sings for Christmas!

Outside of some recent CG video movies, Barbie really isn’t a cartoon star. But the Mattel fashion doll has been a fixture of Saturday morning and after school cartoon shows…

“The Hobbit” on Disneyland Records
ANIMATION SPIN
December 17, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

“The Hobbit” on Disneyland Records

With Peter Jackson’s latest installment of The Hobbit breaking records at the box office, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the original “records” of…

Walt Disney’s Christmas Concerts
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December 10, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Walt Disney’s Christmas Concerts

Which came first, The Chipmunks or the Mouse Musicians? Walt Disney’s very own idea for a Christmas record didn’t take the world by storm. But a year later, when one…

Hanna-Barbera “HBR” Christmas Records
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December 3, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Hanna-Barbera “HBR” Christmas Records

In 1965, Hanna-Barbera released the first two albums to feature their characters in a holiday setting on their fledgling record label—at least on the beautifully rendered album jackets. On the…

Underdog Saves Thanksgiving!
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November 26, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Underdog Saves Thanksgiving!

How Did Underdog Save Thanksgiving? The only major cartoon star to save Thanksgiving (though dozens have saved Christmas) was Underdog. On the NBC Network, November 25, 1965 at noon EST,…

“Mickey’s Christmas Carol”
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November 12, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

“Mickey’s Christmas Carol”

Eight years before Mickey’s Christmas Carol was an Oscar-nominated short cartoon, it was a Disneyland LP and book set called Dickens’ Christmas Carol Presented By The Popular Repertory Company, The…