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Red Riding Hucksters
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
May 31, 2014 posted by

Red Riding Hucksters

Ever since the writers in the cartoon business discovered deadlines, fairy tales have been a surefire way to fill up screen time. That goes for commercials too. One of the…

Animation Anecdotes #164
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 30, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #164

Animated Barbarella. In 1998, Nelvana, the Canadian animation studio was looking to turn the 1968 Jane Fonda live action movie Barbarella based on the Jean-Claude Forest comic story into an…

Terrytoons in CinemaScope
LOST PLANET ANIME
May 28, 2014 posted by

Terrytoons in CinemaScope

I’m one of the handful of people who collects cartoons on 16mm film. Some I got for bargain prices, others I had to shell out more, and a lot more…

The Seven Dwarfs on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
May 27, 2014 posted by

The Seven Dwarfs on Records

Dopey and Sneezy starred on their own RCA records – and all seven headlined on an original Disneyland LP with two “lost” songs. WALT DISNEY’S SNOW WHITE AND SNEEZY RCA…

Dutch Delights!
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 25, 2014 posted by

Dutch Delights!

I am interrupting my series on the Tezuka Pro TV Specials of 1978-1989 to bring you a review of “Dutch Delights!”, a program of recent independent, fine-art & experimental shorts…