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More Indian Animation 2
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
January 19, 2014 posted by

More Indian Animation 2

Once again, another column devoted to the constantly growing animation industry (and fandom) in India. These stories are culled from the October 2013 posts of India’s online industry newsletter, Animation…

Animation Anecdotes #145
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 17, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #145

Charlie Chaplin and Walter Lantz. Actor Charlie Chaplin was an influence on Walt Disney but also on Walter Lantz. Lantz told an interviewer: “What I used to do was project…

“PM Picnic” (1948)
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
January 16, 2014 posted by

“PM Picnic” (1948)

“PM is pleasing millions with it’s clear, clean taste.” I had a post a while back that was about Alcohol in cartoons- I should have included this back then, but…

“Dr. Slump and Arale”
LOST PLANET ANIME
January 15, 2014 posted by

“Dr. Slump and Arale”

Compared to most shows I have written about, Dr. Slump isn’t exactly the most obscure. After all, it was created by Akira Toriyama, who would have an even bigger success…

Walt Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland”
ANIMATION SPIN
January 14, 2014 posted by

Walt Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland”

The much-heralded 1951 release of Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland became a collector’s bonanza that includes these RCA Victor records that were the closest thing to experiencing the movie in…

Toons of the Orient 3: East Steals West
WORLD OF KNIGHT
January 13, 2014 posted by

Toons of the Orient 3: East Steals West

Probably because their films were unlikely to be seen in America, 1930s Japanese animators of the 1930s freely “borrowed” drawings and characters from American sources. Sometimes Popeye or Mickey Mouse…