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Sam Katzman’s Animated Superman
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September 17, 2013 posted by

Sam Katzman’s Animated Superman

In the summer of 1993, I (on behalf of Asifa Hollywood) got involved with organizing the Ojai Animation Festival, a short-lived but wonderful weekend out of town, that attracted many…

An Animation Jigsaw Puzzle
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September 16, 2013 posted by

An Animation Jigsaw Puzzle

How does a one-off Oscar, The Terrytoons-Van Beuren Facebook Page, the retro re-casting of Mickey Mouse, Tom Terrific, Nudnik, Viacom, Farmer Al Falfa, Charles Lindbergh, YouTube, animation historians, Weston Woods,…

Animation Anecdotes #127
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 13, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #127

Texas Toads Lawsuit. Alleging they created the cartoon “Texas Toads”, comedians Richard Curtis and Larry Hovis filed a $2,800,000 plagiarism suit in January 1977 against NBC, United Artists and David…

It’s “Time for Beany”!
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 10, 2013 posted by

It’s “Time for Beany”!

Bob Clampett’s Time for Beany featuring Cecil, the Sea Sick Sea Serpent, made out of pale green terry-cloth for skin with sewn on eyes and buttons representing nostrils, premiered on…