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A Thunderbean Thanksgiving
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
November 28, 2013 posted by

A Thunderbean Thanksgiving

Welcome to a Thunderbean Thanksgiving Thursday: Where today we are being thankful for animation, and all the supporters of this odd-love of ours. I hope you are enjoying Thanksgiving day,…

Underdog Saves Thanksgiving!
ANIMATION SPIN
November 26, 2013 posted by

Underdog Saves Thanksgiving!

How Did Underdog Save Thanksgiving? The only major cartoon star to save Thanksgiving (though dozens have saved Christmas) was Underdog. On the NBC Network, November 25, 1965 at noon EST,…

Jim Korkis Talks About “The Book of Mouse”
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November 25, 2013 posted by

Jim Korkis Talks About “The Book of Mouse”

This post is an unabashed plug for Jim Korkis’ latest book. I can’t resist, as Jim has done it again. His newest book was just released to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s…

Christmasy Cartoonz, Part 1
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 24, 2013 posted by

Christmasy Cartoonz, Part 1

It’s that time of year to think of Christmas animation. Why this early? Ask the major animation companies. Thanksgiving week is when they have taken to releasing their big Christmas…

Freberg in Advertising Land
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
November 23, 2013 posted by

Freberg in Advertising Land

Comedian Stan Freberg appeared in a lot of commercials. A whole lot of commercials. Both as an actor-for-hire for others and in the commercials conceived by his advertising company, Freberg…

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…