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Animation Anecdotes #137
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 22, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #137

A Charlie Brown Christmas. In 1963, Lee Mendelson made an hour documentary about cartoonist Charles Schulz which featured about three minutes worth of animation. For two years, he couldn’t sell…

Mark Kausler Reviews “Get A Horse!”
MARK KAUSLER
November 20, 2013 posted by

Mark Kausler Reviews “Get A Horse!”

Editor’s Note: If anyone knows early-talkie cartoons and rubber hose animation, it’s animator Mark Kausler. I asked him to compare Disney’s new “Get A Horse!” against the 1928-31 Mickey Mouse…

“The Puppetoon Movie” blu-ray Update
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November 18, 2013 posted by

“The Puppetoon Movie” blu-ray Update

This is an update on the blu-ray of The Puppetoon Movie which I announced here in August. I just received a copy of the final check discs and I’m happy…

Indian Animation Update
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 17, 2013 posted by

Indian Animation Update

I am doing another column on Indian animation much sooner than I expected. It has been a busier time than usual for animation, according to Animation Xpress, the Indian industry…

Animation Anecdotes #136
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 15, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #136

Clarence Nash Is Not Mel Blanc. In 1977 when I talked with him, Clarence Nash was not happy. “Everybody thinks Mel Blanc is Donald Duck! He’s not. I’m Donald Duck….

The Genius of Les Elton
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
November 14, 2013 posted by

The Genius of Les Elton

It’s a short one today folks… I’m over at Jerry Beck’s house, here in California for the CTN Expo with some of the animation students from the school I teach…