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Animation Anecdotes #182
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 3, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #182

Celling Peanuts. “We used to throw the cels away (from the Peanuts specials),” stated animator and director Bill Melendez in 1995 at the height of the market for buying animation…

Van Beuren Cartoons on TCM
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
October 2, 2014 posted by

Van Beuren Cartoons on TCM

Editor’s Note: Due to a technical snafu, Steve Stanchfield’s segment on Van Beuren cartoons was accidentally omitted from Monday’s broadcast on TCM. It has been rescheduled to air on Sunday…

Bray Studios On TCM
CARTOONS ON FILM
October 1, 2014 posted by

Bray Studios On TCM

It’s been a busy year of researching, collecting, archiving and publicly screening silent cartoons here at Stathes headquarters. New projects are in the works as well, and they have kept…

Woody Woodpecker on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
September 30, 2014 posted by

Woody Woodpecker on Records

A peek through the knothole at two record albums featuring classic Walter Lantz characters – Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, Andy Panda – as well as the radiant Mrs. Lantz. WOODY…

My Top Ten Anime Features (Part 4)
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 28, 2014 posted by

My Top Ten Anime Features (Part 4)

Continuing my list of favorite anime features with two from the best modern directors of anime, Satoshi Kon and Hiroyuki Okiura. 9. Perfect Blue. Produced by Studio Madhouse. Director: Satoshi…

Animation Anecdotes #181
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 26, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #181

Donald’s Fighting Pose. In the earliest Donald Duck cartoons, the little quacker was quite pugnacious and audiences immediately laughed when he took his fighting pose. That pose was created by…