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“Birth Of A Notion” (1947)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
April 1, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“Birth Of A Notion” (1947)

Now here’s a bona-fide laugh riot from the McKimson unit! Birth of a Notion was one of the last cartoons Bob Clampett was slated to direct in early 1945 before…

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…