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Hanna-Barbera “HBR” Christmas Records
ANIMATION SPIN
December 3, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Hanna-Barbera “HBR” Christmas Records

In 1965, Hanna-Barbera released the first two albums to feature their characters in a holiday setting on their fledgling record label—at least on the beautifully rendered album jackets. On the…

Animation Anecdotes #138
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 29, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #138

Peace on Earth. “(For Peace on Earth 1939) we shot the live action material for it. We shot the live action for the rotoscope on the (MGM) Studio lot. We…

Underdog Saves Thanksgiving!
ANIMATION SPIN
November 26, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Underdog Saves Thanksgiving!

How Did Underdog Save Thanksgiving? The only major cartoon star to save Thanksgiving (though dozens have saved Christmas) was Underdog. On the NBC Network, November 25, 1965 at noon EST,…

Jim Korkis Talks About “The Book of Mouse”
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November 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Jim Korkis Talks About “The Book of Mouse”

This post is an unabashed plug for Jim Korkis’ latest book. I can’t resist, as Jim has done it again. His newest book was just released to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s…

Christmasy Cartoonz, Part 1
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November 24, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Christmasy Cartoonz, Part 1

It’s that time of year to think of Christmas animation. Why this early? Ask the major animation companies. Thanksgiving week is when they have taken to releasing their big Christmas…