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Streamline Pictures – Part 1
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
April 19, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Streamline Pictures – Part 1

Streamline Pictures was one of the first American companies formed to license Japanese animation for American distribution – with the goal of presenting the original anime uncut, leaving the original…

Animation Anecdotes #208
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 17, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #208

By A Waterfall. When Adolph Zukor, president of Famous Players-Lasky, decided to stop producing the Paramount Screen Magazine (which featured the Felix the Cat silent animated cartoons) in 1920 as…

A Spin Special: Stan Freberg Records
ANIMATION SPIN
April 14, 2015 posted by Greg Ehrbar

A Spin Special: Stan Freberg Records

The late Stan Freberg’s performance as Disney’s “Mickey Mouse” and his work for George Pal are celebrated today in this special “Animation Spin” tribute – to a man who’s unique…

Foreign Animated Westerns
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
April 12, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Foreign Animated Westerns

Last week I did a survey of US-made Western genre animation. This week I take a look at the rest of the world: foreign-made animated Western features and TV series….

Animation Anecdotes #207
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 10, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #207

Snagglepuss Is Straight. One of the things guaranteed to irritate animation producer Joe Barbera was when some of the younger staff at the studio would tease him in later years…