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Lantz Oswald on DVD
Animation History
June 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Lantz Oswald on DVD

Today I’m just going to sit back and rave about a new DVD I watched this past weekend. This is a an unabashed plug for Steve Stanchfield’s latest DVD release,…

Animation Anecdotes #112
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 31, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #112

Time Paradox. In the Warner Brothers’ cartoon “Bear Feat” (1949), the gag involves the Bear family trying to put together an act for Mingling Bros. Circus after reading an ad…

Fleischer’s Animated News #6
FLEISCHER'S ANIMATED NEWS
May 29, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer’s Animated News #6

Calling all Fleischer fans! This sixth issue (May 1935) of Fleischer’s Animated News is loaded with information. “Tintypes” (personnel biographies) in this issue are for General Manager Sam Buchwald and…

Mickey Mouse in Two New Books
Animation History
May 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Mickey Mouse in Two New Books

Some of the best Disney scholarship being done today is hidden in the margins of a series of Mickey Mouse comic strip reprint books being published by Fantagraphics Books. David…

Lost In Translation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 26, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Lost In Translation

When the Japanese animated TV series Samurai Champloo (26 episodes, May 20, 2004 to March 19, 2005) first appeared, most anime fans, both in America and in Japan, said, “That’s…

Harman and Ising at MGM
Animation History
May 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Harman and Ising at MGM

Super collector Martin Almeyra has shared with me (and by extension, you) his collection of Harman-Ising material. So much material that I will have to dole it out in several…