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Gyatoruzu: The First Human
LOST PLANET ANIME
January 22, 2014 posted by

Gyatoruzu: The First Human

Charles’s Note: it isn’t agreed if the English spelling should be “Gyators”, “Giatrus” or “Gyatoruzu”. For the purpose of this article, I’m going to use the straight romaji of the…

“The Jetsons” on the Record
ANIMATION SPIN
January 21, 2014 posted by

“The Jetsons” on the Record

Two classic Jetsons LP records introduce Rosie, showcase Jet Screamer and take the family to the moon and more. THE JETSONS Original TV Soundtracks! Colpix Records CP-213 (12” LP /…

The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 1
Animation History
January 20, 2014 posted by

The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 1

Way back when, on my old Lost Warner Bros. Original Titles page, I posted two rare examples of the 1934 Bosko comic strip (or perhaps better described as a “comic…

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)
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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”
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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…