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The Lion’s Roar for MGM Cartoons
Animation History
March 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Lion’s Roar for MGM Cartoons

From October 1937 until August 1941 MGM published a magazine (MGM Short Story, at left) – exclusively distributed to its exhibitors – devoted to its live action and animated short…

Vocal Geniuses
Animation History
March 10, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Vocal Geniuses

My friend Bob Bergen is Warner Bros. go-to guy when they need to record Porky Pig – that’s him these days on The Looney Tunes Show, and previously on Duck…

The Last Days of “Looney Tunes”
Animation History
March 9, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Last Days of “Looney Tunes”

It was an odd, confusing time for Hollywood studio theatrical cartoon shorts in the 1960s. The world had completely changed and though the traditional animated short (popular with movie goers…

“Of Mice and Magic” In Japanese!
Reviews
March 7, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Of Mice and Magic” In Japanese!

Only 30 years after its original release, Leonard Maltin’s Of Mice and Magic is now available in Japanese! Leonard and I only just received copies of the two-volume(!) reprint this…

Crispy Critters
Animation History
March 5, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Crispy Critters

Linus the Lionhearted is the most-famous of all the totally forgotten animated Saturday morning cartoons shows of the 1960s. It was the first of a potential onslaught of “half-hour commercials”-…

Worst Looney Tunes Animation. Ever.
Commentary
March 4, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Worst Looney Tunes Animation. Ever.

Some might say Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet The Groovie Goolies is the worst Looney Tunes ever… and I’d agree with that. But this Italian Tweety and Sylvester commercial…