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Animation Anecdotes #102
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 22, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #102

That’s the Woodpecker Song. The Woody Woodpecker Song was recorded by Kay Kyser in 1947 and it was an immediate hit. Recorded at 11:50 pm on December 31st to avoid…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.2
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
March 21, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.2

Here we go with another issue of The Exposure Sheet, the in-house bi-weekly newsletter for employees of the Leon Schlesinger studio (circa January 1939). Like the cartoons themselves, the newsletter…

The Adventures of Lariat Sam (1962)
Animation History
March 20, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Adventures of Lariat Sam (1962)

From the files of forgotten cartoon characters, The Adventures of Lariat Sam – the official follow up to Gene Deitch’s pioneering TV cartoon Tom Terrific (1957). Like TT, Lariat Sam…

Theatrical Cartoons in 1965
Animation History
March 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Theatrical Cartoons in 1965

The Hollywood short was practically dead by 1964. But you wouldn’t know it by reading the Hollywood trades. When BoxOffice Magazine printed its annual Short Subject issue in late 1964,…

Coming “Cartoon” Attractions
Events
March 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Coming “Cartoon” Attractions

Out of sheer necessity, I’m obligated to post about some of the places I plan to visit in the next few weeks. The necessity is because I might forget them…

Fleischer’s Animated News #1
FLEISCHER'S ANIMATED NEWS
March 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer’s Animated News #1

Due to popular demand, I’ll begin posting issues of Fleischer’s Animated News on a somewhat regular basis (weekly – but don’t hold me to it). This was the in-house employee…