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Frank Tashlin’s “The Bear That Wasn’t”
Animation History
May 13, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Frank Tashlin’s “The Bear That Wasn’t”

Long before mistaken-identity cartoons like Chuck Jones’ Forward March Hare (1952) and Jules Feffeir/Gene Deitch’s Munro (1960), was Frank Tashlin’s 1946 book The Bear That Wasn’t. Tashlin has inferred that…

Recent Indian Animation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 12, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Recent Indian Animation

When I started to get press releases for Indian animation about two years ago, along with plenty of “We’re now hiring for our new studio in Bangalore!” (or Hyderabad or…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.5
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
May 11, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.5

We continue our close look at Leon Schlesinger Productions, circa 1939, with the fifth issue of their in-house newsletter, The Exposure Sheet. In this edition, Friz Freleng returns, Treg Brown…

Animation Anecdotes #109
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 10, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #109

Two Thumbs Up. In the Disney animated feature, “Aladdin” (1992), when Aladdin pushes through the crowd to see Prince Achmed, he stands between caricatures of producers-directors Ron Clements and John…

“Weapon of War” (1944)
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
May 9, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Weapon of War” (1944)

Welcome to the second edition of our new weekly feature, Thunderbean Thursday. Today, another wonderful discovery by Steve Stanchfield of Thunderbean Animation, from his 2012 DVD compilation More Cartoons for…

“Little Lulu” Anime
LOST PLANET ANIME
May 7, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

“Little Lulu” Anime

Cartoonist Marjorie Henderson Buell (“Marge”) made it big when she created Little Lulu in 1935. What was originally a magazine cartoon that appeared in Saturday Evening Post spawned a franchise,…