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Cartoon Music Cue Sheets
Animation History
April 8, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Cartoon Music Cue Sheets

Cue Sheets are legally obligated paperwork that started at the dawn of sound motion pictures – and are still required for all motion pictures and television shows still today. This…

Cat Girls
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
April 7, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Cat Girls

Cat girls. The Japanese invented them. What distinguishes Japanese “cat girls” from Western anthropomorphized/funny animals in general, is that they are drawn as human with only the animal ears and…

Theatrical Cartoons 1957-58
Animation History
April 6, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Theatrical Cartoons 1957-58

We continue our survey of theatrical shorts with these pages from the October 12th 1957 issue of Boxoffice Magazine. Theatrical cartoons were far from dead in 1957 – but they…

Animation Anecdotes #104
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 5, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #104

Fritz the Cat Problems. Back in 1971, Ralph Bakshi was having trouble with some of the animators working on the X-rated Fritz the Cat animated feature. Bakshi said the people…

Calvin and The Colonel (1961)
Animation History
April 4, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Calvin and The Colonel (1961)

Calvin and The Colonel was one of ABC’s animated prime time follow-ups to the phenomenal success of The Flintstones. Unfortunately, the show not only bombed – but it has essentially…

Fleischer’s “Stone Age” Cartoons
Animation History
April 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer’s “Stone Age” Cartoons

With Dreamworks’ The Croods topping the box office, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at the original “modern stone-age” cartoons. No, not The Flintstones. Twenty…

Rats In Animation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
March 31, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Rats In Animation

Are rats “nicer” than mice? In animation, it depends entirely upon the plot. Both mice and rats have to be anthropomorphized so much that any real difference does not matter….