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More Walter Lantz Photo Backgrounds
Animation History
June 14, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

More Walter Lantz Photo Backgrounds

Once again collector Martin Almeyra has shared with us a bunch of the original photographic backgrounds from Walter Lantz Dinky Doodle or Hot Dog cartoons. This batch is unidentified as…

Animation Anecdotes #114
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 14, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #114

Udder Nonsense. When Ralph Bakshi was involved with the Saturday morning series “Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures” (1987), he was constantly running into situations where CBS would give unusual input….

The Live Action Lips of “Syncro-Vox”!
Animation History
June 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Live Action Lips of “Syncro-Vox”!

What was the story behind those live action lips, super-imposed over the stiffest limited animation ever made? Clutch Cargo, Space Angel, Captain Fathom – parodied on Conan O’Brien and by…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.6
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
June 10, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.6

The Schlesinger Studio in-house newsletter was always a little “looney” – but this one is the silliest of the bunch. Printed to coincide with April Fools Day, the whole thing…

“Accidentally Preserved”
Reviews
June 8, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Accidentally Preserved”

Today I’m going recommend a wonderful new compilation DVD with only one animated film on it. Accidentally Preserved Volume 1 collects nine “rare or lost silent films” and makes them…

Animation Anecdotes #113
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 7, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #113

Michael Jackson: Take One. Back in 1971, one of the series on Saturday morning television was the “Jackson Five” which featured animated versions of Michael Jackson and his singing brothers….