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UPA Advertising
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
April 19, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

UPA Advertising

Throughout the 1950′s, television commercials were an important part of the UPA cartoon studio’s output. In fact, it’s widely believed that commercial work kept the company afloat, as their Columbia-released…

Animation Anecdotes #156
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 18, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #156

Doesn’t Anyone Want Credit for Elmer Fudd? It is tough to research animation history but back when I first started it was even worse. Just take a look at articles…

What’s New Mr. Magoo – and Felix The Cat
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April 16, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

What’s New Mr. Magoo – and Felix The Cat

Without question, Felix the Cat is one of the all-time classic cartoon characters – and I’ll always be grateful to the 1959 TV series that brought him to my attention…

“Gulliver’s Travels” on Records
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April 15, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

“Gulliver’s Travels” on Records

My, my… the Fleischer version of Gulliver’s Travels was a musical giant, resulting in popular hit parade tunes and several fascinating recordings that span over 50 years. GULLIVER’S TRAVELS The…

Playhouse Revisited
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April 12, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Playhouse Revisited

Once again we delve into the Playhouse Pictures files to bring you a selection of stupendous spots and stills, along with a very special surprise. The spots are from 1957…

Animation Anecdotes #155
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 11, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #155

The Spirit of Christmas. In 1994, Brian Graden was the head of Fox Broadcasting’s Foxlab television development program with such shows as “Cops”. He wanted a memorable Christmas card and…