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“Little Lulu” Anime
LOST PLANET ANIME
May 7, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

“Little Lulu” Anime

Cartoonist Marjorie Henderson Buell (“Marge”) made it big when she created Little Lulu in 1935. What was originally a magazine cartoon that appeared in Saturday Evening Post spawned a franchise,…

Outrageous Anime
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 5, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Outrageous Anime

I would like to thank Dwight Decker for giving me the idea for this column, though maybe not exactly in the way that he expected. Dwight said in his comment…

The Jerry Report
Events
May 4, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Jerry Report

Here’s a bit of an update of what’s been going on this past week with ye old webmaster. In addition to running two websites, I’m putting the finishing touches on…

Animation Anecdotes #108
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 3, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #108

A Real Pussycat. The 1970 Hanna-Barbera television series “Josie and the Pussycats” about an all-girl pop music band was the result of the success of Filmation’s “The Archie Show” and…

“Boy Meets Dog” by Walter Lantz
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
May 2, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Boy Meets Dog” by Walter Lantz

Starting today, I’m going to devote each Thursday here on Cartoon Research exploring the film vault of Steve Stanchfield of Thunderbean Animation. Steve is graciously allowing us in to view…

NOT Hanna Barbera
Animation History
May 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

NOT Hanna Barbera

Today, lest you ever thought the poor deprived children of the 1960s were force-fed only a steady diet of Hanna Barbera TV cartoons, here’s just a few of the non-Bill…

Osomatsu-Kun
LOST PLANET ANIME
April 30, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

Osomatsu-Kun

Cartoonist Fujio Akatsuka (1935-2008) is a household name in Japan. He pioneered in “gag manga”, Japanese comics that are based around jokes and humor. Fujio made comics with outrageous characters…

Nobody Ever Talks About “Bongo”
Animation History
April 29, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Nobody Ever Talks About “Bongo”

Bongo anyone? Nope. Didn’t think so. Does anyone have anything nice to say about Walt Disney’s Bongo? What a sad strange fate. Bongo was a major section of the Walt…