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The Art Of John Foster
EARLY N.Y. ANIMATORS
August 29, 2015 posted by Charlie Judkins

The Art Of John Foster

I have always been an admirer of the work of John Foster (1887-1959), the pioneer animator who directed at Van Beuren and later at Terrytoons. His family saved some of his personal drawings and they have allowed us to share them in this special post.

Animation Anecdotes #227
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 28, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #227

Most people believe that Warners’ overbearing Foghorn Leghorn character was inspired by Kenny Delmar’s Southern politician Senator Claghorn on the Fred Allen radio show. This is not the case! Read on…

Walter Lantz’ “Jungle Jive” (1944)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
August 26, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

Walter Lantz’ “Jungle Jive” (1944)

Time for some boogie-woogie jungle rhythm! Shamus Culhane directs his crew – including Emery Hawkins, Les Kline, Paul Smith, Pat Matthews and Don Williams – in a jive-jumping’ Walter Lantz “Swing Symphony”.

Famous Studios 1954-55
Animation History
August 24, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1954-55

Paramount readies to sell its cartoon shorts to television; the studio reconfigures its pictures to fill new wide screen standards; and Irv Spector boards a classic in this week’s survey of Famous Studio cartoons.

Argentine Animated Features 1917-1970
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 23, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Argentine Animated Features 1917-1970

Argentine (or Argentinian) feature animation has been long over-looked, despite their claim to producing the first animated feature (in 1917)! Here begins a look at, and filmography of, the animated features that emerged from this South American country.

Stanley Kubrick and Violent Cartoons, 1956
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
August 22, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Stanley Kubrick and Violent Cartoons, 1956

As Stanley Kubrick’s directorial career progressed the argument could be made that he had studied some Walter Lantz cartoons. Not just any cartoons, but specifically the brutal ones directed by Shamus Culhane.

Animation Anecdotes #226
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 21, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #226

Jim Korkis with anecdotes on Woody Woodpecker, Gigantor, Lilo and Stitch, Jeffery Katzenberg, dubbing Miyazaki, Betty Boop and the Incredibles.