Tag Archives: Bill Melendez

A Letter From Bill Melendez
Christopher P. Lehman
March 26, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

A Letter From Bill Melendez

When I was working on my dissertation and future book The Colored Cartoon almost twenty years ago, I wrote to several animators to see what memories they would share about…

Is Advertising Good For You?
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January 24, 2015 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Is Advertising Good For You?

Over the months we’ve spotlighted ads for beer and automobiles and breakfast cereal, but today we present to you a film that is advertising advertising. This mostly live-action film produced…

Animation Anecdotes #182
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 3, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #182

Celling Peanuts. “We used to throw the cels away (from the Peanuts specials),” stated animator and director Bill Melendez in 1995 at the height of the market for buying animation…

Animation Anecdotes #181
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 26, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #181

Donald’s Fighting Pose. In the earliest Donald Duck cartoons, the little quacker was quite pugnacious and audiences immediately laughed when he took his fighting pose. That pose was created by…

Animation Anecdotes #180
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 19, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #180

Seeger’s Koko the Clown. “Out of the inkwell, comes Koko the Clown. He’s so gay and he’s so jolly. He will make you laugh, by golly” went the theme song…

Everybody Loves Animals
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August 30, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Everybody Loves Animals

If you’re like me, you would be more inclined to take the word of a cartoon animal than a real live human being. Maybe that’s why animals make the perfect…