Recent Posts

Theatrical Cartoons 1953-54
Animation History
April 13, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Theatrical Cartoons 1953-54

Continuing our survey of theatrical cartoons, this time we take a look at the pivotal 1953-54 season. 3-D, CinemaScope, the year before Disney severely cuts back on shorts production –…

Animation Anecdotes #105
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 12, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #105

No Starch. Pat Sullivan, the producer of the silent Felix the Cat cartoons, would make only infrequent visits to his cartoon studio. However, when he did decide to put in…

Fleischer’s Animated News #3
FLEISCHER'S ANIMATED NEWS
April 11, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer’s Animated News #3

The third issue of Fleischer’s Animated News is great. Highlights include Bill Turner’s essay on the “old days” of animation, the silent era of Felix The Cat and the primitive…

Animation Scoop
Commentary
April 8, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Animation Scoop

Today I’m happy to announce the launch of my new animation blog, Animation Scoop. What? Another animation blog? I can hear you now, “How and why are you doing two…

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…