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<strike>Famous Studios</strike> Paramount Animation 1956-57
Animation History
September 7, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios Paramount Animation 1956-57

On October 1st 1956, Paramount Pictures took full control of Famous Studios and major changes were taking place behind the scenes. On screen, the 1956-57 cartoons began to sport a new look inspired by UPA.

Alberta Siegel Sets a Rubber Knife, 1955
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
September 5, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Alberta Siegel Sets a Rubber Knife, 1955

No one who worked on Walter Lantz’ “Ace in the Hole” could possibly have anticipated what it would unleash when the cartoon became part of a controlled experiment to gauge children’s behavior.

Animation Anecdotes #228
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 4, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #228

The first animated series broadcast in prime time was probably UPA’s “Gerald McBoing-Boing Show” on CBS in 1956. CBS was so excited about the show that they took out a seven year option on the series – but it only lasted three months. So what happened?

Reviews, Plugs and Appearances
Reviews
September 2, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Reviews, Plugs and Appearances

Time for another round-up of reviews for books and videos (strangely, most of them Disney-related this time around). But before we get into that I want to plug a couple of personal appearances I’ll be making this month – some local to Southern California, and a couple back east.

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.