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Bray Studios On TCM
CARTOONS ON FILM
October 1, 2014 posted by Tom Stathes

Bray Studios On TCM

It’s been a busy year of researching, collecting, archiving and publicly screening silent cartoons here at Stathes headquarters. New projects are in the works as well, and they have kept…

Woody Woodpecker on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
September 30, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Woody Woodpecker on Records

A peek through the knothole at two record albums featuring classic Walter Lantz characters – Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, Andy Panda – as well as the radiant Mrs. Lantz. WOODY…

My Top Ten Anime Features (Part 4)
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 28, 2014 posted by Fred Patten

My Top Ten Anime Features (Part 4)

Continuing my list of favorite anime features with two from the best modern directors of anime, Satoshi Kon and Hiroyuki Okiura. 9. Perfect Blue. Produced by Studio Madhouse. Director: Satoshi…

Animation Anecdotes #181
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 26, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #181

Donald’s Fighting Pose. In the earliest Donald Duck cartoons, the little quacker was quite pugnacious and audiences immediately laughed when he took his fighting pose. That pose was created by…

A Frank Moser Mystery
Animation History
September 24, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

A Frank Moser Mystery

I got an interesting packet in the mail a few weeks ago. It came from London – and I wasn’t expecting it. It was a flat thin barely padded envelope….