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The Secret History of “Little Audrey”
Animation History
December 10, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

The Secret History of “Little Audrey”

Readers of this site are familiar with Paramount’s (and later Harvey Comics) Little Audrey – a character created to replace Little Lulu in a series of animated theatrical cartoons beginning…

Rankin/Bass “Rudolph” on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
December 9, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Rankin/Bass “Rudolph” on Records

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the landmark stop-motion animated TV musical, here is a look at the holiday soundtrack that’ll go down in history. Rankin/Bass Present RUDOLPH,…

More Christmasy Cartoonz
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
December 7, 2014 posted by Fred Patten

More Christmasy Cartoonz

Has it been a whole year since my last posts on Christmas animation? Around Christmas 2013, I devoted six columns to Christmas-themed cartoons. American theatrical shorts, American TV Specials, direct-to-DVD…

Sweets for the Sweet
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
December 6, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Sweets for the Sweet

Advertising is mainly about trying to sell you things that you don’t necessarily need. The sweet snacks and goodies that wreck your teeth, make you put on pounds, and break…

Animation Anecdotes #190
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 5, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #190

Birth of Coal Black. Animation legend Bob Clampett had gone to see a Duke Ellington revue in Los Angeles called “Jump for Joy”. After the show, Bob went backstage and…