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Tex Avery’s “Lucky Ducky” (1948)
Animation History
August 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Tex Avery’s “Lucky Ducky” (1948)

Today we celebrate one of my favorite Tex Avery MGM cartoons – Lucky Ducky (originally released October 9th, 1948). It was a duck hunting cartoon (Porky’s Duck Hunt) eleven years…

Animation Anecdotes  #123
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 16, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #123

That Kelly Girl. Selby Kelly applied to the Disney studio by sending in her portfolio and was hired as an artist by mail without having ever actually physically meeting anyone…

Screening Cartoons in 35mm
Animation History
August 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Screening Cartoons in 35mm

I’ve advocated and endorsed screening classic cartoons in 35mm Technicolor for years. Though most of us grew up seeing these on TV (and the younger among us, through You Tube…

Anime Fandom in North America
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 11, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Anime Fandom in North America

Anime fandom in the U.S. and Canada began when the Japanese animated TV program Raideen (Yuushu Raideen; Brave Raideen) began to be broadcast on American Japanese-community channels, in February 1976….