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Betty Boop in “I Heard”
Animation History
August 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Betty Boop in “I Heard”

Max Fleischer’s I Heard is one of my favorite Betty Boop pre-code cartoons, with one of the best soundtracks the studio ever had. But here’s a little mystery recently brought…

Animation Anecdotes #121
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 2, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #121

Limpet At Disney. When thinking about animation, how many fans forget about Warner Bros.’ The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), that according to the credits featured “Special Piscatorial Effects” by such…

Mini-Anime: 1971-1980
LOST PLANET ANIME
July 30, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

Mini-Anime: 1971-1980

A continuation of my documentation of “mini-animes” (short-form episodes) that aired in Japan in the 70s. Please see my previous post for series that aired in 1962-1970. Kabatotto (Hippo &…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.7
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
July 29, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.7

Another madcap edition of The Exposure Sheet, the official in-house newsletter of Termaite Terrace circa 1939. To view the other installments in this series click here. This issue talks of…

Anime Adaptations of American and British Lit
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
July 28, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Anime Adaptations of American and British Lit

Japanese animation has introduced many Japanese historical events and cultural concepts to American popular culture. Contrariwise, many American, British, and other concepts have been introduced into Japan through animation. For…

Animation Anecdotes #120
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 26, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #120

Telephoney. Back in the 1960s, producer Lee Mendelson who was working on all those “Peanuts” television specials spent a lot of time on the phone. However, even he was surprised…