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Animation Anecdotes #101
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 15, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #101

Editor’s Note: Animation Historian Jim Korkis began writing columns of animation anecdotes in the Spring 1977 issue of Mindrot (issue #6) published by David Mruz. Jim went on to write…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.1
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
March 14, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.1

I have been enjoying Michael Sporn and Richard O’Connor’s ongoing reprinting of the NY Animation Union newsletter, Top Cel. If you haven’t already been leafing through these vital pages, you…

New Mickey Mouse Shorts
News
March 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

New Mickey Mouse Shorts

Disney CEO Robert Iger took to CNBC today to announce a new series of 19 Mickey Mouse being – produced by Walt Disney Television Animation for the Disney Channel and…

View Masters!
Animation History
March 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

View Masters!

I love the old Viewmaster slides. Not to get nostalgic, but who didn’t grow up with these and cherish them in those innocent days before home video, the internet and…

The Lion’s Roar for MGM Cartoons
Animation History
March 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Lion’s Roar for MGM Cartoons

From October 1937 until August 1941 MGM published a magazine (MGM Short Story, at left) – exclusively distributed to its exhibitors – devoted to its live action and animated short…

Vocal Geniuses
Animation History
March 10, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Vocal Geniuses

My friend Bob Bergen is Warner Bros. go-to guy when they need to record Porky Pig – that’s him these days on The Looney Tunes Show, and previously on Duck…