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More Giant Robots!
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
September 1, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

More Giant Robots!

Don’t think that all of the giant robot TV cartoons were created by Go Nagai. He may have invented them, but others quickly jumped onto the, er, giant robots. The…

Edgar Kennedy In Cartoons
Animation History
August 31, 2013 posted by Ron Hall

Edgar Kennedy In Cartoons

Editor’s Note: I’m delighted today to post a guest column by my longtime friend – film historian Ron Hall. Ron presides over his own classic movie blog, Cafe Roxy and…

Animation Anecdotes #125
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 30, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #125

Clampett Stories. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946) directed by Bob Clampett features Daffy Duck as famous detective Duck Twacy. Exactly thirty years later at the San Diego Comic-Con, Clampett…

“Norakuro”
LOST PLANET ANIME
August 27, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

“Norakuro”

Like the United States, Japan, too, has a long history of comics. Manga didn’t take off in popularity until Osamu Tezuka entered the picture, but just as well, cartooning has…

The Many Programs of Go Nagai
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 25, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

The Many Programs of Go Nagai

It was the giant robot TV cartoons on Japanese-community TV channels that introduced Japanese anime to American fandom in 1977. Yuushu Raideen, UFO Senshi Dai Apolon, and Getta Robo G…

BOOK REVIEW: “The Noble Approach”
Reviews
August 24, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

BOOK REVIEW: “The Noble Approach”

We have here a strong candidate for ‘Animation Book of the Year’. I just received a copy of Tod Polson’s long awaited book on his mentor – animation layout master…

Animation Anecdotes  #124
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 23, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #124

Earthquake Blanc. Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Same, the Road Runner and four other Warner Brothers characters were recruited by the California Office of Emergency Services in 1977 for a…