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BOOK REVIEW: “Arthurian Animation”
Reviews
August 17, 2013 posted by

BOOK REVIEW: “Arthurian Animation”

The mere thought of the King Arthur legend, of the knighthood, chivalry, and magic of it, never fails to bring to mind rich personalities and landscapes, and has thus had…

Animation Anecdotes  #123
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 16, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #123

That Kelly Girl. Selby Kelly applied to the Disney studio by sending in her portfolio and was hired as an artist by mail without having ever actually physically meeting anyone…

“Ken the Wolf Boy” (1963)
LOST PLANET ANIME
August 13, 2013 posted by

“Ken the Wolf Boy” (1963)

When Astro Boy debuted on New Years Day, 1963, the Japanese animation industry was forever changed. The animation industry in Japan was always small compared to America’s, but once television…

Screening Cartoons in 35mm
Animation History
August 12, 2013 posted by

Screening Cartoons in 35mm

I’ve advocated and endorsed screening classic cartoons in 35mm Technicolor for years. Though most of us grew up seeing these on TV (and the younger among us, through You Tube…

Anime Fandom in North America
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 11, 2013 posted by

Anime Fandom in North America

Anime fandom in the U.S. and Canada began when the Japanese animated TV program Raideen (Yuushu Raideen; Brave Raideen) began to be broadcast on American Japanese-community channels, in February 1976….

“Variety” in Animation
Animation History
August 10, 2013 posted by

“Variety” in Animation

A friend of mine who works for Variety challenged me to list as many cartoons I can think of that the famed Hollywood trade publication appeared in. After thinking about…

Animation Anecdotes #122
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 9, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #122

Animated Crimes. In 1978, legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby was doing storyboards for The New Fantastic Four show produced by DePatie-Freleng for Saturday morning. Comic book fans were excited…