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Groucho Marx for DeSoto
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
September 28, 2013 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Groucho Marx for DeSoto

What happens when you combine Groucho Marx, animation, and automobiles? This happens… You Bet Your Life starring Groucho Marx began on radio in the late 40′s and by the early…

Animation Anecdotes #129
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 27, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #129

A Good Hobbit Is Hard To Break. The November 1977 Rankin-Bass animated television special based on Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” had animation done by TopCraft (a Japanese company that later re-formed…

Upcoming Cartoon Carnival Events
CARTOONS ON FILM
September 23, 2013 posted by Tom Stathes

Upcoming Cartoon Carnival Events

Hello again Cartoon Researchers! As an animation historian, my work is seemingly never done. There are always discoveries to be made–whether it be searching ancient copyright records for obscure information…

Zootopia and Other Animal Worlds
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 22, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Zootopia and Other Animal Worlds

The third Disney D23 Expo for the studio’s fans, this August 9th, included an “Art and Imagination” presentation that showcased previews of Disney’s planned theatrical features through 2016. At the…

Animation Anecdotes #128
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 20, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #128

King Kirby and the Fleischer Connection. Jack Kirby is perhaps best known for the many comic book characters he co-created from Captain America to the X-Men to the Hulk but…