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16mm Rarities for Valentine’s Day
CARTOONS ON FILM
February 12, 2014 posted by

16mm Rarities for Valentine’s Day

It’s almost that time: this weekend, many will be exchanging red cardboard hearts filled with chocolates, cards, and a shared night out on the town. Any holiday, however, is best…

A Rankin-Bass Valentine
ANIMATION SPIN
February 11, 2014 posted by

A Rankin-Bass Valentine

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, this week’s Animation Spin celebrates our love of the Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass with two of their most outstanding soundtrack albums. THE DAYDREAMER The Original Sound…

“The Mighty Hunters” (1940)
Animation History
February 10, 2014 posted by

“The Mighty Hunters” (1940)

Leon Schlesinger’s Merrie Melodies cartoon The Mighty Hunters (1940) is one of a brief experiment by the producer to adapt other artists work to animation (Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches The…

Animation Anecdotes #148
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 7, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #148

Origin of Christopher Crumpet. Thornton Hee (“T. Hee”) was responsible for “Christopher Crumpet” (1953) a UPA short about a little boy who turns into a chicken whenever he doesn’t get…

“Wild And Woody” (1948)
Animation History
February 5, 2014 posted by

“Wild And Woody” (1948)

Long before Pixar and and Toy Story, another “Sheriff Woody” roamed the wild west. And when he did, he was accompanied by master animators Freddy Moore, Ed Love and Pat…

Disney Songs The Satchmo Way
ANIMATION SPIN
February 4, 2014 posted by

Disney Songs The Satchmo Way

Animation Spin salutes Black History Month with a classic Disney album by Louis Armstrong and a TV cartoon soundtrack album inspired by a groundbreaking comic strip. DISNEY SONGS THE SATCHMO…