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Sanrio and Me
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
June 30, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Sanrio and Me

Sanrio Co., Ltd. was founded in Japan in August 1960 as the Yamanashi Silk Company, by Shintaro Tsuji, to design, manufacture, and sell “cute” wearing apparel. In April 1973 the…

Animation Anecdotes #116
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 28, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #116

Bugs Bunny Not So Sweet. Back in 1965, Bugs Bunny was the spokesman for Kool-Aid and even appeared on pre-sweetened packages. However, those were also the days when there was…

The Jerry Report – Update #1
Events
June 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Jerry Report – Update #1

I suppose I’ll periodically update my doings with these “Jerry Report” posts. It’s been over a month, so we are about due for a new run-down of public events I…

Let’s Sing Along With Oswald!
Animation History
June 26, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Let’s Sing Along With Oswald!

This 9×12″ 12-page Oswald book from 1930 comes to us from super-collector Martin Almeyra. This particular copy was signed by Walter Lantz, who dedicated the book to “Mary” who, Almeyra…

Those Fighting Virgins
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
June 23, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Those Fighting Virgins

One aspect of Japanese animation that the gaijin fan learns early on is that much of it exhibits Shinto influences, deliberately or subtly. For many early fans, it was the…