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Animation From Where!?
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
March 29, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Animation From Where!?

Usually the animation that I write about in my columns is by well-known studios. Sometimes it’s by a brand-new studio, or a foreign studio that I’ve never heard of; though…

Three Books To Recommend
Animation History
March 28, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Three Books To Recommend

I interrupt my website to actually write a post myself – and to take a moment to thank our regular contributors past and present for keeping this space lively, informative…

Animation Anecdotes #205
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 27, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #205

The Rocket Robin Hood Caper. Producer Steve Krantz had some huge problems with Trillium Productions, part of Al Guest Productions, who Krantz had contracted with to do the animated television…

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
March 25, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)

We’re shaking things up this time with a very popular Walter Lantz Swing Symphony! Director Shamus Culhane’s keen sense of design, cutting, timing and characterization at the Lantz studio gave…

Uruguayan Animated Features
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
March 22, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Uruguayan Animated Features

Here we go – the entire filmography of animated features from Uruguay. The good news: There are only two. After 18 columns on French animation, here is something that I…

Animation Anecdotes #204
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 20, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #204

Friz Freleng and Oswald the Rabbit. Animation legend Friz Freleng worked on the first theatrical released Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles. In Trolley Troubles, Freleng was given the…