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Reviews Of New Animation Books
Reviews
May 7, 2016 posted by Jerry Beck

Reviews Of New Animation Books

Here we go again. Another of my way-overdue review round-ups of new books related to animation – past, present, and future!

Animation Anecdotes #261
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 6, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #261

“People seem to think it is just a breeze to take a purple spotted pig and a tall yellow giraffe and make them characters. It doesn’t work. So I leaned toward the most unoriginal idea in the world, a cat and a mouse.” – Joe Barbera

Top Ten Cartoon Single Records (Part 1)
ANIMATION SPIN
May 3, 2016 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Top Ten Cartoon Single Records (Part 1)

This week, we look at the first five out of my personal ten best cartoon-related 78 and 45 RPM singles of all time. Feel free to differ with the subjective musings of your humble Animation Spinner.

The Birth of a Toothpick, 1939
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
April 30, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

The Birth of a Toothpick, 1939

Burt Gillett made a lost classic that very few are aware of, being the oddball entry within a short-lived animated series, but here’s betting you enjoy watching his delusional hero voiced by Mel Blanc.

Animation Anecdotes #260
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 29, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #260

Mort Drucker on animation: “A good commercial depends wholly on the animators. They can ruin it or make it successful. It’s very important that a cartoon flows well.”