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Exotic Animals for Animation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 3, 2014 posted by Fred Patten

Exotic Animals for Animation

Which are more popular in animation — cats or dogs? Yes, I have been asked this question. But the more that I think about it, the more meaningless it seems….

Animation Anecdotes #173
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 1, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #173

Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell. In the first Pepe LePew cartoon, “Odor-able Kitty” (1945), the amorous French skunk chases a MALE tomcat who has disguised himself as a skunk to avoid…

Something Fishy: Bedknobs and Limpets
ANIMATION SPIN
July 29, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Something Fishy: Bedknobs and Limpets

This week we listen to a cover version from the Disney studio’s follow up to Mary Poppins – and from the soundtrack of the big-screen swan song of the original…

A Few Bugs in the System
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
July 26, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

A Few Bugs in the System

Summer’s here, and that usually means insects. As much as folks hate ‘em in real life, insects in cartoons can sometimes become beloved characters. Advertisers even use them as mascots,…

Animation Anecdotes #172
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 25, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #172

When is a Walter Lantz character NOT really a Walter Lantz character? In 1959, Western Publishing was creating a series of comic books based on licensed characters from Disney, Warner…