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Sonia Comes To Hollywood
Animation History
April 20, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sonia Comes To Hollywood

Courtesy of Mark Kausler (by way of his brother, Kurt) comes this article about Sonia the Duck from Walt Disney’s Peter and the Wolf that I’d never seen before. It’s…

Animation Anecdotes #106
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 19, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #106

Merchandising Mishap. Charles Schulz was involved with most of the Peanuts merchandising connected to the animated specials, but not all of it was successful. Schulz once said, “Our most disastrous…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.4
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
April 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.4

Once again, another look behind the scenes at Termite Terrace through the pages of their zany in-house newsletter, The Exposure Sheet. This is the fourth in our series; the fourth…

“Pyun Pyun Maru”
LOST PLANET ANIME
April 16, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

“Pyun Pyun Maru”

Toei Animation has a long history with animation, producing lavishly-animated features and theatrical shorts since its establishment in 1948. In the wake of Mushi Production’s success with Astroboy, Toei began…

Theatrical Cartoons 1953-54
Animation History
April 13, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Theatrical Cartoons 1953-54

Continuing our survey of theatrical cartoons, this time we take a look at the pivotal 1953-54 season. 3-D, CinemaScope, the year before Disney severely cuts back on shorts production –…

Animation Anecdotes #105
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 12, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #105

No Starch. Pat Sullivan, the producer of the silent Felix the Cat cartoons, would make only infrequent visits to his cartoon studio. However, when he did decide to put in…

Fleischer’s Animated News #3
FLEISCHER'S ANIMATED NEWS
April 11, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer’s Animated News #3

The third issue of Fleischer’s Animated News is great. Highlights include Bill Turner’s essay on the “old days” of animation, the silent era of Felix The Cat and the primitive…