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Fleischer Studios in Miami
Animation History
September 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer Studios in Miami

Today a special pictorial tribute to the Fleischer studio building in Miami, Florida. As we all know, after the success of Disney’s Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Paramount had…

Sam Katzman’s Animated Superman
Animation History
September 17, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sam Katzman’s Animated Superman

In the summer of 1993, I (on behalf of Asifa Hollywood) got involved with organizing the Ojai Animation Festival, a short-lived but wonderful weekend out of town, that attracted many…

An Animation Jigsaw Puzzle
Commentary
September 16, 2013 posted by Gene Deitch

An Animation Jigsaw Puzzle

How does a one-off Oscar, The Terrytoons-Van Beuren Facebook Page, the retro re-casting of Mickey Mouse, Tom Terrific, Nudnik, Viacom, Farmer Al Falfa, Charles Lindbergh, YouTube, animation historians, Weston Woods,…

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…