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Playhouse Potpourri
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
February 15, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Playhouse Potpourri

This week we bring you an assortment of miscellaneous goodies from the Playhouse files. Playhouse Pictures was founded by Ade Woolery in 1952. Ade had worked at Disney, Screen Gems,…

Animation Anecdotes #149
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 14, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #149

Bye, Bye, Yogi. A Colpix record album jacket (1961) with the huge face of Yogi Bear is propped up on the leg of a chair in the scene (pictured above)…

A Rankin-Bass Valentine
ANIMATION SPIN
February 11, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

A Rankin-Bass Valentine

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, this week’s Animation Spin celebrates our love of the Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass with two of their most outstanding soundtrack albums. THE DAYDREAMER The Original Sound…

“The Mighty Hunters” (1940)
Animation History
February 10, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Mighty Hunters” (1940)

Leon Schlesinger’s Merrie Melodies cartoon The Mighty Hunters (1940) is one of a brief experiment by the producer to adapt other artists work to animation (Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches The…

Flintstones Oddball Advertising
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
February 8, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Flintstones Oddball Advertising

The Flintstones cartoon show premiered in 1960, and the characters have been popular ever since. With great popularity comes great demand to be a product spokesman. The Flintstones have appeared…

Animation Anecdotes #148
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 7, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #148

Origin of Christopher Crumpet. Thornton Hee (“T. Hee”) was responsible for “Christopher Crumpet” (1953) a UPA short about a little boy who turns into a chicken whenever he doesn’t get…