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A Few Bugs in the System
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July 26, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

A Few Bugs in the System

Summer’s here, and that usually means insects. As much as folks hate ‘em in real life, insects in cartoons can sometimes become beloved characters. Advertisers even use them as mascots,…

Animation Anecdotes #172
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July 25, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #172

When is a Walter Lantz character NOT really a Walter Lantz character? In 1959, Western Publishing was creating a series of comic books based on licensed characters from Disney, Warner…

Top Cat’s Top Hits
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July 22, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Top Cat’s Top Hits

The indisputable leader of the gang plays the angles on two classic releases based on Hanna-Barbera’s second primetime TV series. ROBIN HOOD Starring TOP CAT Hanna-Barbera Records – Cartoon Series…

Those 70′s Spots
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July 19, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Those 70′s Spots

What can you say about the 70′s that hasn’t already been said? Inflation was up and employment was down. Cheezy bad taste was considered to be tops in entertainment. The…

Animation Anecdotes #171
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 18, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #171

Animated Stooge. “During the era in which the Three Stooges made a cameo in ‘Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’, head stooge Moe Howard had a company that I thought could…