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The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 3
Animation History
February 3, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 3

Once again we are posting, courtesy of the collection of Martin Almeyra, a small continuity from the rare 1934 syndicated Bosko comic strip produced by Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising…

Early Anime Features: To 1958
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
February 2, 2014 posted by Fred Patten

Early Anime Features: To 1958

Animation in Japan before World War II was very popular, but not to the point of helping any Japanese animation industry. Instead, Japanese theatrical distributors during the 1920s and 1930s…

Animation Anecdotes #147
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 31, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #147

Gene Kelly Don’t Dance With Cats. One of my favorite and I feel underrated animated features is Cats Don’t Dance (1997). Originally, it was going to be a live-action/animation vehicle…

In His Own Words:  Steve Segal on Toy Story
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 29, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

In His Own Words: Steve Segal on Toy Story

Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1949, Steve Segal began his animation career doing traditional animation for ten years making commercials and educational films. He co-directed the cult film Futuropolis with…

Disney Sequels with Sherman Brothers songs
ANIMATION SPIN
January 28, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Disney Sequels with Sherman Brothers songs

Long before home video, “sequels” of sorts to Disney animated films were commonplace in books, comics and records that often featured new works by Disney artists and songwriters. Today we…

The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 2
Animation History
January 27, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 2

Here’s quite a historic document – a letter from Leon Schlesinger to “Messrs. Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising” which was included with their final monies owed, as the producers split…