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The Jam Handy Building
Animation History
October 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Jam Handy Building

I had an incredible time last weekend in Detroit Michigan, presenting a screening at the Detroit Institute of Arts and visiting with Steve Stanchfield. Let me say again that if…

Super Sentai Shows
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
October 27, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Super Sentai Shows

WARNING! This week my column is not about animation! However, all the super sentai (aka super-team) programs I discuss here have a “cartoony” aura about them. When the Cartoon/Fantasy Organization…

Animation Anecdotes # 133
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 25, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes # 133

Mickey’s Friend, Dracula. Actor Bela Lugosi, famed for his portrayal of Dracula, was a fan of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in particular. He had a photo taken with a…

Magical Little Girls
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
October 20, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Magical Little Girls

The first Japanese animation was theatrical, and meant for all audiences. The first TV animation was for adults (Otogi Manga Calender, 1962) and men and boys (Astro Boy, Hermit Village,…