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Crispy Critters
Animation History
March 5, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Crispy Critters

Linus the Lionhearted is the most-famous of all the totally forgotten animated Saturday morning cartoons shows of the 1960s. It was the first of a potential onslaught of “half-hour commercials”-…

Worst Looney Tunes Animation. Ever.
Commentary
March 4, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Worst Looney Tunes Animation. Ever.

Some might say Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet The Groovie Goolies is the worst Looney Tunes ever… and I’d agree with that. But this Italian Tweety and Sylvester commercial…

MGM’s “The Old Mill Pond”
Animation History
March 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

MGM’s “The Old Mill Pond”

Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising were Walt Disney’s most dogged competitors – friendly competitors to be sure, but they spent much of their time in the 1930s not only trying…

“Hungarian Goulash” (1930)
Animation History
March 2, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Hungarian Goulash” (1930)

Today, from animation archivist Steve Stanchfield’s secret stash, an exclusive rarity. For years, Paul Terry’s Terrytoons have been off the air and unavailable for any to see. For decades before…

8mm Looney Tunes
Animation History
March 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

8mm Looney Tunes

In a quick follow-up to my post on AAP last week, lets take a look how AAP, later United Artists (UA), exploited the pre-1948 Warner Bros. cartoons library to the…

April 4th in LA: A Roger Rabbit Reunion
Events
February 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

April 4th in LA: A Roger Rabbit Reunion

It’s not online yet and you can’t order tickets till March 4th, but here’s the heads up on a major LA animation event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

Warner Cartoon Postcards
Animation History
February 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Warner Cartoon Postcards

I got a lot of positive response to my post about The Bugs Bunny Show last week – including this postcard from reader DJ Anderson. The image above is a…

Trailer: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
News
February 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Trailer: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

Sony has just released the first trailer for its forthcoming sequel to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. I loved the first film by Chris Miller and Phil Lord –…