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“Kitaro” (1968)
LOST PLANET ANIME
June 11, 2014 posted by Charles Brubaker

“Kitaro” (1968)

“Yokai” is a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore, ranging from mischievous creatures to those who bring good fortune to those that prey humans and hurt them. However, there…

Donald Duck’s Quacked Records
ANIMATION SPIN
June 10, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Donald Duck’s Quacked Records

In honor of his 80th birthday, today we fill the Animation Spin bill with fowl material from three decades of Donald Duck discs. DISNEY’S GOIN’ QUACKERS Disneyland Records #2513 (12”33…

Animation Anecdotes #165
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 6, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #165

Coonskin. “Everyone’s so terrified of the name (Coonskin). I feel a slight pain in me. Coonskin (1975) was the first “Bakshi Production”. Before that, I had worked with Steve Krantz….

A Paul J. Smith Scrapbook
Animation History
June 4, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

A Paul J. Smith Scrapbook

Who was “Paul J. Smith” (1906-1980)? He was a pioneering animator who started with Walt Disney on the Alice Comedies, then joined Harman-Ising on the Bosko Looney Tunes and Merrie…

Snagglepuss – the Great and Powerful!
ANIMATION SPIN
June 3, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Snagglepuss – the Great and Powerful!

A classic Hanna-Barbera character gives a stellar performance in a surprisingly faithful retelling of Baum’s original Wizard of Oz. Hanna-Barbera Presents SNAGGLEPUSS TELLS THE STORY OF THE WIZARD OF OZ…