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Animation Anecdotes #245
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 15, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #245

When asked how involved Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was with the television specials done by DePatie-Freleng using his characters, David DePatie said, “He was a very hands-on guy.”

Animation Anecdotes #237
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November 13, 2015 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #237

“Rhapsody Rabbit” (1946) features concert pianist Bugs Bunny’s challenges as he tries to perform Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody while being harassed by a mouse. Sound familiar?

Animation Anecdotes #234
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October 16, 2015 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #234

For a recording session at the Disney Studio, Paul Frees pulled up to the gate, but the guard couldn’t find his name on the list. “Should I call someone?” asked the guard. “Don’t bother,” said Frees, before driving away.

Animation Anecdotes #213
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May 22, 2015 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #213

Brad Bird’s Perspective. “I think all movies are an illusion, whether they are live action or animation,” said animation director Brad Bird in 2007. “And I think the best special…

Animation Anecdotes #212
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May 15, 2015 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #212

The Felix the Cat Sign. The Felix the Cat animated character was borrowed as an icon by L.A. automobile dealer Winslow Felix who opened Felix Chevrolet in 1921. Winslow Felix…

Animation Anecdotes #159
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March 28, 2014 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #159

Lessons from Milt Kahl. Animator and director Brad Bird was mentored by Disney Legend Milt Kahl “For me, it was like an actor getting to work with Olivier or Spencer…