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Famous Studios 1955-56
Animation History
August 31, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1955-56

The 1955-56 season. This would be the final one for Famous Studios as we know it. The pre-1950 films were sold to UM&M; The Popeye cartoons were transferred to AAP. Change was in the wind.

The Art Of John Foster
EARLY N.Y. ANIMATORS
August 29, 2015 posted by Charlie Judkins

The Art Of John Foster

I have always been an admirer of the work of John Foster (1887-1959), the pioneer animator who directed at Van Beuren and later at Terrytoons. His family saved some of his personal drawings and they have allowed us to share them in this special post.

Animation Anecdotes #227
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 28, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #227

Most people believe that Warners’ overbearing Foghorn Leghorn character was inspired by Kenny Delmar’s Southern politician Senator Claghorn on the Fred Allen radio show. This is not the case! Read on…

Walter Lantz’ “Jungle Jive” (1944)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
August 26, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

Walter Lantz’ “Jungle Jive” (1944)

Time for some boogie-woogie jungle rhythm! Shamus Culhane directs his crew – including Emery Hawkins, Les Kline, Paul Smith, Pat Matthews and Don Williams – in a jive-jumping’ Walter Lantz “Swing Symphony”.

Famous Studios 1954-55
Animation History
August 24, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1954-55

Paramount readies to sell its cartoon shorts to television; the studio reconfigures its pictures to fill new wide screen standards; and Irv Spector boards a classic in this week’s survey of Famous Studio cartoons.

Argentine Animated Features 1917-1970
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 23, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

Argentine Animated Features 1917-1970

Argentine (or Argentinian) feature animation has been long over-looked, despite their claim to producing the first animated feature (in 1917)! Here begins a look at, and filmography of, the animated features that emerged from this South American country.