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Bob Arbogast and Friends
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
November 8, 2014 posted by

Bob Arbogast and Friends

Michigan-based Highland Appliance company was once one of the largest electronics retailers in the nation, and now it isn’t. Founded in 1933, they went out of business sixty years later….

Animation Anecdotes #186
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 7, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #186

Pre-Tweety. Before the creation of Tweety Bird in 1942, Bob Clampett had done sketches of two newly hatched baby birds who were to be named “Twick’n’Tweet”. In existence is a…

DePatie-Freleng’s “The Blue Racer”
LOST PLANET ANIME
November 5, 2014 posted by

DePatie-Freleng’s “The Blue Racer”

Here I will continue with DePatie-Freleng’s obscure theatrical shorts. By 1972, DFE had stopped producing The Ant and the Aardvark, Tijuana Toads, and Roland and Rattfink shorts. In addition, they…

French Animation. Part 2: Early Features
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 2, 2014 posted by

French Animation. Part 2: Early Features

Continuing my survey of French animation, I’ll first note that through 1950 isolated French-language animated short films, mostly theatrical animated commercials, began to appear immediately before and during World War…