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Famous Studios 1954-55
Animation History
August 24, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1954-55

Paramount readies to sell its cartoon shorts to television; the studio reconfigures its pictures to fill new wide screen standards; and Irv Spector boards a classic in this week’s survey of Famous Studio cartoons.

Argentine Animated Features 1917-1970
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 23, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Argentine Animated Features 1917-1970

Argentine (or Argentinian) feature animation has been long over-looked, despite their claim to producing the first animated feature (in 1917)! Here begins a look at, and filmography of, the animated features that emerged from this South American country.

Stanley Kubrick and Violent Cartoons, 1956
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
August 22, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Stanley Kubrick and Violent Cartoons, 1956

As Stanley Kubrick’s directorial career progressed the argument could be made that he had studied some Walter Lantz cartoons. Not just any cartoons, but specifically the brutal ones directed by Shamus Culhane.

Animation Anecdotes #226
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 21, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #226

Jim Korkis with anecdotes on Woody Woodpecker, Gigantor, Lilo and Stitch, Jeffery Katzenberg, dubbing Miyazaki, Betty Boop and the Incredibles.

Famous Studios 1953-54
Animation History
August 17, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1953-54

In 1953, Famous Studios was contracted to provide a 3D Popeye short and a 3D Casper cartoon during this season’s output. The final results found Famous superior to the other studios (including Disney) in creating dimensional cartoons.

Streamline Pictures – Part 18
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 16, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Streamline Pictures – Part 18

While writing these columns on the history of Streamline Pictures, I came across several old files of long-forgotten and never-published information. Here is a chronologic list of all the anime-specialty companies with their initial releases.