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Christmasy Cartoonz, Part 1
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 24, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Christmasy Cartoonz, Part 1

It’s that time of year to think of Christmas animation. Why this early? Ask the major animation companies. Thanksgiving week is when they have taken to releasing their big Christmas…

Freberg in Advertising Land
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
November 23, 2013 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Freberg in Advertising Land

Comedian Stan Freberg appeared in a lot of commercials. A whole lot of commercials. Both as an actor-for-hire for others and in the commercials conceived by his advertising company, Freberg…

Animation Anecdotes #137
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 22, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #137

A Charlie Brown Christmas. In 1963, Lee Mendelson made an hour documentary about cartoonist Charles Schulz which featured about three minutes worth of animation. For two years, he couldn’t sell…

“The Puppetoon Movie” blu-ray Update
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November 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Puppetoon Movie” blu-ray Update

This is an update on the blu-ray of The Puppetoon Movie which I announced here in August. I just received a copy of the final check discs and I’m happy…

Indian Animation Update
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 17, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Indian Animation Update

I am doing another column on Indian animation much sooner than I expected. It has been a busier time than usual for animation, according to Animation Xpress, the Indian industry…

Animation Anecdotes #136
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 15, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #136

Clarence Nash Is Not Mel Blanc. In 1977 when I talked with him, Clarence Nash was not happy. “Everybody thinks Mel Blanc is Donald Duck! He’s not. I’m Donald Duck….