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The Birth of a Toothpick, 1939
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
April 30, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

The Birth of a Toothpick, 1939

Burt Gillett made a lost classic that very few are aware of, being the oddball entry within a short-lived animated series, but here’s betting you enjoy watching his delusional hero voiced by Mel Blanc.

Animation Anecdotes #260
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 29, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #260

Mort Drucker on animation: “A good commercial depends wholly on the animators. They can ruin it or make it successful. It’s very important that a cartoon flows well.”

A Letter From Jack Zander
Animation History
April 23, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

A Letter From Jack Zander

This month’s posting is about Jack Zander, who had plenty to say about the African American characters he animated. He responded to my questions about his opinions of Bosko and the Tom & Jerry maid.

Animation Anecdotes #259
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 22, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #259

“Walt, Ub Iwerks and Les Clark get themselves a few laughs over the 1929 antics of Mickey Mouse in a lively short called The Karnival Kid, wherein Mickey enjoys an amusement park.”