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Animation Anecdotes #127
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 13, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #127

Texas Toads Lawsuit. Alleging they created the cartoon “Texas Toads”, comedians Richard Curtis and Larry Hovis filed a $2,800,000 plagiarism suit in January 1977 against NBC, United Artists and David…

Sing-A-Long with “School Days”
Animation History
September 11, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sing-A-Long with “School Days”

When I was growing up in New York City, between the morning sitcom reruns and the afternoon cartoon shows (I didn’t get out much), was The Joe Franklin Show (aka…

It’s “Time for Beany”!
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 10, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

It’s “Time for Beany”!

Bob Clampett’s Time for Beany featuring Cecil, the Sea Sick Sea Serpent, made out of pale green terry-cloth for skin with sewn on eyes and buttons representing nostrils, premiered on…

The “Real” Giant Robots
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 8, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The “Real” Giant Robots

Those waiting for my column on Anime Fandom in North America, part 3, can take this as half of it; the half on “real robots”. The other half, on teenagers…

Animation Anecdotes #126
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 6, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #126

Jay Ward Musicology. Supposedly, Stan Worth and Sheldon Allman got together one Sunday afternoon and churned out the memorable theme songs for George of the Jungle, Super Chicken and Tom…