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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…

The Gingerbread Castle
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
August 8, 2013 posted by

The Gingerbread Castle

Many years back, I was at a film show hunting through a milk crate full of 16mm prints. Film shows used to work like this – similar to a garage…

Today on Stu’s Show
Event
August 7, 2013 posted by

Today on Stu’s Show

Today at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific I’ll be appearing once again on Stu’s Show, the weekly internet radio show that discusses all sorts of pop culture – but mainly classic television…

Lou Scarborough (1953-2013)
News
August 6, 2013 posted by

Lou Scarborough (1953-2013)

Artist, animator, friend Louis Scarborough Jr. passed away last night from cancer (colon, lung and pancreatic). He was 60 years old. Lou was an animator and storyboard artist on countless…

“The Puppetoon Movie” on Blu-Ray
News
August 6, 2013 posted by

“The Puppetoon Movie” on Blu-Ray

It’s tough-sledding these days for classic animation collectors with less and less being made available on DVD and Blu-Ray. But here’s some good news. A boutique video producer/distributor, B2MP, Inc….

“Space Alien Pipi” (1965)
LOST PLANET ANIME
August 6, 2013 posted by

“Space Alien Pipi” (1965)

Combining live-action and animation has been around since the dawn of film itself. Max Fleischer had success with it, doing Koko the Klown with this process. Walt Disney also did…