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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,…

Animation Anecdotes #132
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 18, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #132

On the Wall. In the Warners Brother cartoon My Little Duckaroo (1954), some newspapers are seen lining the walls in the backgrounds for Nasty Canasta’s cabin. They are from the…

Book Review: “Tinker Bell, An Evolution”
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October 16, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Book Review: “Tinker Bell, An Evolution”

I just received a copy of Mindy Johnson’s wonderful new book Tinker Bell, An Evolution. It’s definitely a welcome addition to the Walt Disney bookshelf. No supporting character (Figaro? Scamp?…

DVD Review: “Giants’ First Steps”
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October 14, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

DVD Review: “Giants’ First Steps”

Acme Filmworks has just released a DVD collection, Giants’ First Steps, which is of particular interest if you are intrigued by some of the biggest names in current Hollywood feature…

The 2013 Animation Show of Shows
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
October 13, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The 2013 Animation Show of Shows

Every year Ron Diamond, the founder of Hollywood’s Acme Filmworks animation studio (specializing in animated television commercials), puts together an Animation Show of Shows, consisting of his pick of about…