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Milt Schaffer Made Safer? 1942
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
November 12, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Milt Schaffer Made Safer? 1942

One day at the Lantz studio, prior to moving to a new building, Milt Schaffer and Bugs Hardaway put the storyboards for a new cartoon into a metal safe and the rest was history.

Animation Anecdotes #288
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 11, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #288

“The ‘Tracy’ cartoons portray Joe Jitsu and Go Go Gomez as good, clean cops who don’t take bribes and consistently bring criminals to justice. C’mon, guys, these are only old cartoons. Sit back and enjoy them.”

Quincy Magoo Meets Jim Crow
Christopher P. Lehman
November 5, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

Quincy Magoo Meets Jim Crow

Steve Bosustow traveled to New Orleans to promote the premiere of UPA’s 1001 Arabian Knights. He spoke at Tulane University, which in 1959 had no African American students – ironic, considering UPA’s earlier work like Brotherhood of Man.

Animation Anecdotes #287
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 4, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #287

“He loved ballet, was crazy about ballet,” Bill Scott said of director Bobe Cannon. “He considered animated movement a form of ballet and when he would design a film, it would largely be in terms of ballet motion.”