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Thunderbean Thursday Triple-Play
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
June 26, 2014 posted by

Thunderbean Thursday Triple-Play

This week: Three (somewhat) related to animation distractions for this mid-summer Thursday: Nitrate film isn’t our friend (or is it?) I think everyone reading this already knows that Nitrate film…

Popeye on Golden Records
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June 24, 2014 posted by

Popeye on Golden Records

Jack Mercer and Mae Questel, and one of the most popular children’s labels of the baby boom era, combined for a perfect storm of cartoon spinnery: Popeye on Golden Records!…

Seein’ Psychedelic Spots
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June 21, 2014 posted by

Seein’ Psychedelic Spots

The Beatles animated movie Yellow Submarine may not have been the first animation to employ “Pop-Art” in it’s design, but it was an early and successful example. Despite it’s profitability…

Animation Anecdotes #167
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 20, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #167

Colorized Oswald. In 1984, Fred Ladd and Entercolor Technologies Corp. did a colorization test on the Walter Lantz Oswald the Rabbit cartoon The Toy Shoppe (1934). Universal rejected it and…

Collecting 8mm
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June 19, 2014 posted by

Collecting 8mm

A particularly busy week here at the Thunderbean HQ, full of news. More on SOME of this news next week, as well as some new transfers. But for now, another…