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“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…

“The Man Called Flintstone” on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
March 17, 2015 posted by Greg Ehrbar

“The Man Called Flintstone” on Records

The first and only theatrical Flintstones animated feature resulted in a highly prized — and slightly bogus — Hanna-Barbera soundtrack album. Hanna-Barbera Presents THE MAN CALLED FLINTSTONE A Columbia Pictures…