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“Extraordinary Ataro” (1969)
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May 21, 2014 posted by

“Extraordinary Ataro” (1969)

Moretsu Ataro (Extraordinary Ataro) is yet another one of Fujio Akatsuka’s creations, one of his big three “gag manga” after Tensai Bakabon and Osomatsu-kun. It’s famous enough to be associated…

Waking “Sleeping Beauty” Records
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May 20, 2014 posted by

Waking “Sleeping Beauty” Records

A Broadway legend makes magic and a Mouseketeer inspires mystery in recordings based on Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. SONGS FROM WALT DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY Camarata Orchestra and Chorus with Solos…

Celebrity Voices Impersonated
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May 17, 2014 posted by

Celebrity Voices Impersonated

Ever since the advent of sound film, celebrity vocal impersonations have been a staple of animation. Some of cartoondom’s brightest stars (Gandy Goose and Sourpuss anyone?) have been patterned after…

Animation Anecdotes #162
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May 16, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #162

The Universal Animation Studio Tour That Never Was. In 1966, Grantray-Lawrence studios produced 195 six minute shorts featuring the Marvel superheroes Iron Man, Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Captain America and Thor. (Previously…