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A Paul J. Smith Scrapbook
Animation History
June 4, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

A Paul J. Smith Scrapbook

Who was “Paul J. Smith” (1906-1980)? He was a pioneering animator who started with Walt Disney on the Alice Comedies, then joined Harman-Ising on the Bosko Looney Tunes and Merrie…

Snagglepuss – the Great and Powerful!
ANIMATION SPIN
June 3, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Snagglepuss – the Great and Powerful!

A classic Hanna-Barbera character gives a stellar performance in a surprisingly faithful retelling of Baum’s original Wizard of Oz. Hanna-Barbera Presents SNAGGLEPUSS TELLS THE STORY OF THE WIZARD OF OZ…

Red Riding Hucksters
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
May 31, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Red Riding Hucksters

Ever since the writers in the cartoon business discovered deadlines, fairy tales have been a surefire way to fill up screen time. That goes for commercials too. One of the…

Animation Anecdotes #164
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 30, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #164

Animated Barbarella. In 1998, Nelvana, the Canadian animation studio was looking to turn the 1968 Jane Fonda live action movie Barbarella based on the Jean-Claude Forest comic story into an…

The Seven Dwarfs on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
May 27, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

The Seven Dwarfs on Records

Dopey and Sneezy starred on their own RCA records – and all seven headlined on an original Disneyland LP with two “lost” songs. WALT DISNEY’S SNOW WHITE AND SNEEZY RCA…