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The Mouse Strikes Back
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
February 18, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

The Mouse Strikes Back

Ben Clopton was a rugged cowpoke from Montana before he came to Hollywood. After he among others left Walt Disney to sign with Winkler Studios, it was The Mouse that got the last laugh.

Animation Anecdotes #301
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 17, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #301

Casper, Richie Rich, Little Audrey and others appeared in the very first giveaway comic book for an airline. Twenty-one issues of Astrocomics were released to passengers from 1968-1979.

Huck and Jim (Crow)
Christopher P. Lehman
February 11, 2017 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

Huck and Jim (Crow)

To be sure, television was a democratizing force in animation. It allowed African Americans to see cartoons in their homes, in contrast to being restricted to balcony seats at theaters.

Animation Anecdotes #300
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 10, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #300

For my special 300th column: The Secret Origin of ‘Animation Anecdotes’ – and I tell of a time I was in a Filmation production… and actually got paid for it!