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Streamline Pictures – Part 6
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 24, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Streamline Pictures – Part 6

One of my duties at Streamline Pictures was to keep a scrapbook of the reviews that Streamline’s movies, videos, and books got in newspapers and magazines. Here is an alphabetical…

Animation Anecdotes #213
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 22, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #213

Brad Bird’s Perspective. “I think all movies are an illusion, whether they are live action or animation,” said animation director Brad Bird in 2007. “And I think the best special…

MGM’s “The Lonesome Mouse” (1943)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
May 20, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

MGM’s “The Lonesome Mouse” (1943)

This week’s breakdown features Hanna and Barbera’s famous cat-and-mouse duo! The cat-and-mouse rivalry in Bill Hanna-Joe Barbera’s directorial debut, Puss Gets the Boot, was initially met with contempt by producer…

Paramount Sales News #51
WHAT ABOUT THAD?
May 18, 2015 posted by Thad Komorowski

Paramount Sales News #51

September-December 1944 The penultimate post. Famous Studios has started to find its identity—sometimes for the better, but mostly for worse. By the time these saw print, Terry-Toon veterans Johnny Gent,…

Streamline Pictures – Part 5
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 17, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Streamline Pictures – Part 5

For Streamline Pictures, it was all slowly going downhill from 1997 on. The contract with Orion kept us from acquiring any new anime product or renewing our expiring licenses. Without…

Animation Anecdotes #212
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 15, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #212

The Felix the Cat Sign. The Felix the Cat animated character was borrowed as an icon by L.A. automobile dealer Winslow Felix who opened Felix Chevrolet in 1921. Winslow Felix…