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Animation Anecdotes #235
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 23, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #235

“If I do a show like Popeye or Godzilla, we don’t own it outright. We participate with many partners. That’s why we prefer to do something original,” says Joe Barbera.

Paramount Cartoons 1961-62
Animation History
October 19, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1961-62

Paramount was able to release 21 new cartoons this season due to a clever arrangement with King Features – plus a new alliance with Gene Deitch which yielded two additional shorts.

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
October 17, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930

The assignment that really accelerated the Lantz studio’s sophistication with musical sync was the animated introduction to “The King of Jazz”, a feature film that showcased the music of Paul Whiteman.

Animation Anecdotes #234
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 16, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #234

For a recording session at the Disney Studio, Paul Frees pulled up to the gate, but the guard couldn’t find his name on the list. “Should I call someone?” asked the guard. “Don’t bother,” said Frees, before driving away.