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Fleischer’s Animated News #6
FLEISCHER'S ANIMATED NEWS
May 29, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer’s Animated News #6

Calling all Fleischer fans! This sixth issue (May 1935) of Fleischer’s Animated News is loaded with information. “Tintypes” (personnel biographies) in this issue are for General Manager Sam Buchwald and…

Mickey Mouse in Two New Books
Animation History
May 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Mickey Mouse in Two New Books

Some of the best Disney scholarship being done today is hidden in the margins of a series of Mickey Mouse comic strip reprint books being published by Fantagraphics Books. David…

Lost In Translation
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 26, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Lost In Translation

When the Japanese animated TV series Samurai Champloo (26 episodes, May 20, 2004 to March 19, 2005) first appeared, most anime fans, both in America and in Japan, said, “That’s…

Harman and Ising at MGM
Animation History
May 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Harman and Ising at MGM

Super collector Martin Almeyra has shared with me (and by extension, you) his collection of Harman-Ising material. So much material that I will have to dole it out in several…

ANIMATION ANECDOTES #111
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 24, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

ANIMATION ANECDOTES #111

Everybody’s A Critic. In a 1994 biography of actress Marlene Dietrich written by her daughter, Maria Riva, Maria recalls her mother’s reaction to being at the premiere for Disney Snow…

Chip, The Wooden Man
Animation History
May 22, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Chip, The Wooden Man

Chip the Wooden Man would fit perfectly in the Marvelous Land of Oz. However, he wasn’t an L. Frank Baum character, but was the creation of Kinex Studios of Hollywood,…

Q-Taro The Ghost (1965)
LOST PLANET ANIME
May 21, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

Q-Taro The Ghost (1965)

Cartooning team Fujiko Fujio, a joint pseudonym of Hiroshi Fujimoto (1933-1996) and Motoo Abiko (b. 1934), are famous for their children’s comics, having created numerous series throughout their career. Their…