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Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
October 17, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930

The assignment that really accelerated the Lantz studio’s sophistication with musical sync was the animated introduction to “The King of Jazz”, a feature film that showcased the music of Paul Whiteman.

Animation Anecdotes #234
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 16, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #234

For a recording session at the Disney Studio, Paul Frees pulled up to the gate, but the guard couldn’t find his name on the list. “Should I call someone?” asked the guard. “Don’t bother,” said Frees, before driving away.

Paramount Cartoons 1960-1961
Animation History
October 12, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1960-1961

This was a pretty good year for Paramount. They survived the sale of its library to Harvey Comics and had a robust order for 20 new theatricals. And then there was “The Cat”.

Animation Anecdotes #233
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 9, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #233

Who was Disney animator Lee Morehouse? How did Art Stevens land in Ward Kimball’s Disney unit? And how many character voices did William Conrad have? The answers (and more) in this week’s column.