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My Third Anniversary
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
March 13, 2016 posted by Fred Patten

My Third Anniversary

This is my column’s third anniversary – and so, here is something different. A profile of some of the cartoon shorts – current TV series – that started three years ago.

The Clarence Nash Story
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 12, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

The Clarence Nash Story

Clarence Nash was born December 7, 1904, in Watonga, Oklahoma, roughly three years before Oklahoma became a state. He never grew to be taller than five foot two. Nash was…

Animation Anecdotes #253
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 11, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #253

Chuck Jones at the San Diego Comic Con 1982: “All characters come from within yourself. Lurking within everybody is a certain amount of Daffy Duck. Hopefully, some of Bugs Bunny, since that’s who you’d like to be.”

Walter Lantz’ “Fish Fry” (1944)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
March 9, 2016 posted by Devon Baxter

Walter Lantz’ “Fish Fry” (1944)

Here’s an Oscar-nominated Walter Lantz cartoon with Andy Panda! Director Shamus Culhane particularly detested the good-natured panda, claiming his cartoons to be “too goddamn sweet and cuddly.”

A Very Brady Animation Spin
ANIMATION SPIN
March 8, 2016 posted by Greg Ehrbar

A Very Brady Animation Spin

Here’s the story, of the kids named Brady, who were animated for a little while; all of them played groovy songs, from their albums, in that Filmation style.

World War Woodpecker, 1941
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
March 5, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

World War Woodpecker, 1941

For $21 a day, once a month, a soldier’s life was just the fit for these characters from Toyland, and Bugs Hardaway was the veteran of a real war who made up the gags.

Animation Anecdotes #252
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 4, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #252

Mickey Mouse Club 1931. Theaters often needed safety even back in 1931 when the Fox Mission Theater in Southern California had its Saturday morning Mickey Mouse Club which would cost…