Category Archives: Reviews

Mark Kausler Reviews “Get A Horse!”
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November 20, 2013 posted by

Mark Kausler Reviews “Get A Horse!”

Editor’s Note: If anyone knows early-talkie cartoons and rubber hose animation, it’s animator Mark Kausler. I asked him to compare Disney’s new “Get A Horse!” against the 1928-31 Mickey Mouse…

Book Review: “Tinker Bell, An Evolution”
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October 16, 2013 posted by

Book Review: “Tinker Bell, An Evolution”

I just received a copy of Mindy Johnson’s wonderful new book Tinker Bell, An Evolution. It’s definitely a welcome addition to the Walt Disney bookshelf. No supporting character (Figaro? Scamp?…

DVD Review: “Giants’ First Steps”
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October 14, 2013 posted by

DVD Review: “Giants’ First Steps”

Acme Filmworks has just released a DVD collection, Giants’ First Steps, which is of particular interest if you are intrigued by some of the biggest names in current Hollywood feature…

Sagendorf’s Popeye
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October 7, 2013 posted by

Sagendorf’s Popeye

Artist and editor Craig Yoe – current president of the secret “Society of Sagendorks” and perennial keeper-of-the-flame that continues to light Popeye’s pipe – has a new book and a…

BOOK REVIEW: “Walt’s People” Vol. 13
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October 1, 2013 posted by

BOOK REVIEW: “Walt’s People” Vol. 13

Once or twice a year, animation historians receive a special gift – in black & white text, printed and bound, containing several hundred pages of pure bliss. That day has…

BOOK REVIEW: “The Noble Approach”
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August 24, 2013 posted by

BOOK REVIEW: “The Noble Approach”

We have here a strong candidate for ‘Animation Book of the Year’. I just received a copy of Tod Polson’s long awaited book on his mentor – animation layout master…

BOOK REVIEW: “Arthurian Animation”
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August 17, 2013 posted by

BOOK REVIEW: “Arthurian Animation”

The mere thought of the King Arthur legend, of the knighthood, chivalry, and magic of it, never fails to bring to mind rich personalities and landscapes, and has thus had…

DVD REVIEW: DePatie-Freleng’s “Super 6”
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July 27, 2013 posted by

DVD REVIEW: DePatie-Freleng’s “Super 6”

In this day and age, you just never know what weird and obscure cartoon will suddenly reappear, after being hidden from public for years, maybe decades. Case in point: DePatie-Freleng’s…

Book Review: “Nudnik Revealed!”
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July 3, 2013 posted by

Book Review: “Nudnik Revealed!”

What’s Nudnik? Nudnik was animator Gene Deitch’s favorite creation, the star of a series of twelve Paramount theatrical cartoons in the 1960s – and a character pretty much forgotten today….