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The Jerry Report – Update #2
Events
September 2, 2013 posted by

The Jerry Report – Update #2

Continuing my running list of upcoming events I’ll be attending and places I gotta go. I do this list more for myself than for any other reason – If I…

More Giant Robots!
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 1, 2013 posted by

More Giant Robots!

Don’t think that all of the giant robot TV cartoons were created by Go Nagai. He may have invented them, but others quickly jumped onto the, er, giant robots. The…

Edgar Kennedy In Cartoons
Animation History
August 31, 2013 posted by

Edgar Kennedy In Cartoons

Editor’s Note: I’m delighted today to post a guest column by my longtime friend – film historian Ron Hall. Ron presides over his own classic movie blog, Cafe Roxy and…

Animation Anecdotes #125
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 30, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #125

Clampett Stories. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946) directed by Bob Clampett features Daffy Duck as famous detective Duck Twacy. Exactly thirty years later at the San Diego Comic-Con, Clampett…

What is “A Fabletoon”?
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
August 29, 2013 posted by

What is “A Fabletoon”?

It’s been more than a busy week here and continues to be, but a cartoon showing is still in order! When I was first collecting cartoons, I found this film…

Unsquashing Betty Boop
WHAT ABOUT THAD?
August 28, 2013 posted by

Unsquashing Betty Boop

There is a lot to say about Olive Films’ Betty Boop: The Essential Collection Vol. 1. From just a cursory glance, the selection of films is something you’d expect to…

“Norakuro”
LOST PLANET ANIME
August 27, 2013 posted by

“Norakuro”

Like the United States, Japan, too, has a long history of comics. Manga didn’t take off in popularity until Osamu Tezuka entered the picture, but just as well, cartooning has…

The Many Programs of Go Nagai
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 25, 2013 posted by

The Many Programs of Go Nagai

It was the giant robot TV cartoons on Japanese-community TV channels that introduced Japanese anime to American fandom in 1977. Yuushu Raideen, UFO Senshi Dai Apolon, and Getta Robo G…