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Cartoon Playing Cards
Animation History
April 22, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Cartoon Playing Cards

It’s hard to believe classic cartoon characters were ever more popular – at least among the younger viewers – than during the late 1950s, early 1960s. And during that time…

Krazy Kat Storytime
Animation History
April 22, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Krazy Kat Storytime

If you thought the Charles Mintz version of Krazy Kat was a unique visual reinterpretation, wait’ll you see this. From the collection of animator Mike Kazaleh comes this oddball Krazy…

Sonia Comes To Hollywood
Animation History
April 20, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sonia Comes To Hollywood

Courtesy of Mark Kausler (by way of his brother, Kurt) comes this article about Sonia the Duck from Walt Disney’s Peter and the Wolf that I’d never seen before. It’s…

Animation Anecdotes #106
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 19, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #106

Merchandising Mishap. Charles Schulz was involved with most of the Peanuts merchandising connected to the animated specials, but not all of it was successful. Schulz once said, “Our most disastrous…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.4
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
April 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.4

Once again, another look behind the scenes at Termite Terrace through the pages of their zany in-house newsletter, The Exposure Sheet. This is the fourth in our series; the fourth…

“Pyun Pyun Maru”
LOST PLANET ANIME
April 16, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

“Pyun Pyun Maru”

Toei Animation has a long history with animation, producing lavishly-animated features and theatrical shorts since its establishment in 1948. In the wake of Mushi Production’s success with Astroboy, Toei began…