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

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
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October 13, 2013 posted by

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…

Animation Anecdotes #131
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October 11, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #131

The Fourth Dimension. Chuck Jones directed five cartoons for Warner Brothers that featured a little African boy named Inki trying to capture an elusive Mynah Bird. “Those cartoons really baffled…

“Once Upon A Time” (1936)
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October 10, 2013 posted by

“Once Upon A Time” (1936)

“Are you a REAL Driver?” You have to give Metropolitan life insurance some credit for trying. In 1936, they hired Audio Productions to make an animated film on driver safety,…

Sagendorf’s Popeye
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October 7, 2013 posted by

Sagendorf’s Popeye

Artist and editor Craig Yoe – current president of the secret “Society of Sagendorks” and perennial keeper-of-the-flame that continues to light Popeye’s pipe – has a new book and a…