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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…

How Old Is Bugs Bunny?
Animation History
April 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

How Old Is Bugs Bunny?

This weekend, Leonard Maltin and I will be presenting a tribute screening, at the TCM Fest in Hollywood, to the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny. But if you ask Warner…

Animation Anecdotes #107
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 26, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #107

The Superchicken That Never Was. There were actually two pilots made for the Jay Ward cult classic, “Superchicken”, but neither were ever shown to the general public. In the first…

“The Cow’s Husband” (1931)
Animation History
April 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Cow’s Husband” (1931)

Today, let’s watch a new Bimbo cartoon. Or at least one that’s new to me. The Cow’s Husband (1931) is primo early-talkie Fleischer which like all the non-Betty Boop Fleischer…