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Americanizing Anime
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 10, 2014 posted by Fred Patten

Americanizing Anime

The news that Japanese animation is made in Japan will shock nobody today in 2014. But before the 1990s, many American TV executives were paranoid about viewers realizing that any…

Commercial Grab Bag
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
August 9, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Commercial Grab Bag

Once again it’s no-theme day here at Cartoon Research, and we have a dazzling array of loose ends and leftovers for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to run into the…

Animation Anecdotes #174
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 8, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #174

Hidden Initials. Matt Groening hid his initials in the hair (M) over Homer Simpson’s ear and the center of the ear (G). Extinct Jurassic Park. Artist Bill Stout was the…

Exotic Animals for Animation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 3, 2014 posted by Fred Patten

Exotic Animals for Animation

Which are more popular in animation — cats or dogs? Yes, I have been asked this question. But the more that I think about it, the more meaningless it seems….

Animation Anecdotes #173
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 1, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #173

Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell. In the first Pepe LePew cartoon, “Odor-able Kitty” (1945), the amorous French skunk chases a MALE tomcat who has disguised himself as a skunk to avoid…