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Paramount Cartoons 1966-67
Animation History
November 23, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1966-67

The 1966-67 season marked the end of an era. But before the doors closed, Shamus Culhane and Ralph Bakshi tried to bring a fresh sense of innovation to the studio with Merry Makers, Fractured Fables and Go-Go Toons.

Incomplete Anime
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 22, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Incomplete Anime

Streamline Pictures shopped for titles very carefully. There was one type of anime that was available very cheaply, yet Carl kept turning those down. These were the “incomplete anime” – here are two examples.

Animation Anecdotes #238
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 20, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #238

Today we look at Miyazaki’s anime inspiration, John K.’s first direction, and one of Hanna Barbera’s low-rated, but highly acclaimed series.

Paramount Cartoons 1965-1966
Animation History
November 16, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1965-1966

This season we say goodbye to Howard Post, Modern Madcaps and Noveltoons. Say hello to Honey Halfwitch, Shamus Culhane and “Sir Blur”.

My Time With Hiro Media Associates
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 15, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

My Time With Hiro Media Associates

Yes, I was associated with Hiro Media Associates. In 1983, they had just launched a monthly anime magazine and they wanted me to write a monthly column on American animation and fan activities