Tag Archives: Casper

Animation Anecdotes #310
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 21, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #310

Chuck Jones told the Union newsletter in 1976: “I suppose you could call it retroactive plagiarism, because we stole Izzie Klein’s idea of a little boy ghost ten years before he created Casper.”

Animation Anecdotes #305
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 17, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #305

“(Joe) Oriolo’s role, an important one, was to create the original graphics that accompanied my story,” said story man Seymour Reit. “He did indeed create the first drawings of Casper.”

Animation Anecdotes #301
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 17, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #301

Casper, Richie Rich, Little Audrey and others appeared in the very first giveaway comic book for an airline. Twenty-one issues of Astrocomics were released to passengers from 1968-1979.

Paramount Cartoons 1963-64
Animation History
November 2, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1963-64

1963-64: Swifty and Shorty have been added to the theatrical release schedule. New Casper cartoons are on ABC. And Seymour Kneitel passes away.

Paramount Cartoons 1962-63
Animation History
October 26, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1962-63

For the period from September 1962 to August 1963, Seymour Kneitel and crew kept busy producing 13 theatrical originals for Paramount, were deep into the King Features Trilogy, and were preparing and producing some new Casper cartoons for ABC.

Paramount Cartoons 1958-59
Animation History
September 21, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1958-59

On July 27th 1958 it was made official – Harvey Comics bought the post-1950 Paramount Pictures cartoons. Paramount’s in-house animation department would now continue on – sans its popular creations.

Paramount Cartoons 1957-58
Animation History
September 14, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1957-58

Though Popeye was no longer being produced, the cartoons released in the 1957-58 season would be a last hurrah for the veteran crew before the budgets were completely slashed, staff was cut and the production order reduced.

<strike>Famous Studios</strike> Paramount Animation 1956-57
Animation History
September 7, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios Paramount Animation 1956-57

On October 1st 1956, Paramount Pictures took full control of Famous Studios and major changes were taking place behind the scenes. On screen, the 1956-57 cartoons began to sport a new look inspired by UPA.