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BOOK REVIEW: “Walt’s People” Vol. 13
Reviews
October 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

BOOK REVIEW: “Walt’s People” Vol. 13

Once or twice a year, animation historians receive a special gift – in black & white text, printed and bound, containing several hundred pages of pure bliss. That day has…

Vintage Cartoon Flip Books
Animation History
September 30, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Vintage Cartoon Flip Books

In an age of DVDs and You Tube videos – serving up moving pictures and animation at a tap of a finger – I’m still a nut for classic cartoon…

The Miracle of CGI
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 29, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The Miracle of CGI

I recently received a copy of Tom Sito’s Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation (The MIT Press, April 2013) to review for Animation World Network. It is a very…

Groucho Marx for DeSoto
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
September 28, 2013 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Groucho Marx for DeSoto

What happens when you combine Groucho Marx, animation, and automobiles? This happens… You Bet Your Life starring Groucho Marx began on radio in the late 40′s and by the early…

Animation Anecdotes #129
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 27, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #129

A Good Hobbit Is Hard To Break. The November 1977 Rankin-Bass animated television special based on Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” had animation done by TopCraft (a Japanese company that later re-formed…

Upcoming Cartoon Carnival Events
Events
September 23, 2013 posted by Tom Stathes

Upcoming Cartoon Carnival Events

Hello again Cartoon Researchers! As an animation historian, my work is seemingly never done. There are always discoveries to be made–whether it be searching ancient copyright records for obscure information…