Tag Archives: Chuck Jones

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 #308
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 7, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #308

“His almost limitless ability to understand the essence of a character and to invest himself into its being is what made him so consummate an artist,” said Chuck Jones of Mel Blanc.

Animation Anecdotes #306
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 24, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #306

Author and historian Leonard Maltin recalls, “Like most kids, I would scribble in my books – but where it would say ‘The End’, I would take a crayon and write ‘A Walt Disney Production’.”

Animation Anecdotes #297
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 20, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #297

“Cartoonists are unusual people. They are adults who never grow old,” said Bill Hanna. “Our employees’ ages range from the teen-aged to the white-haired, but the atmosphere is that of the young at heart.”

Animation Anecdotes #296
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 13, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #296

Reason and Emotion (1943) was a wartime short made by the Disney, depicting emotions as cartoon personas. The character of Emotion was modeled after animator Ward Kimball.

Animation Anecdotes #293
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 16, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #293

Fred and Barney did not exactly “meet” Marvel’s Thing character except in the opening credits and short bumper segments. Where did this wacky idea come from and why was it bought by NBC?

Animation Anecdotes #292
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 9, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #292

When animator, director, producer Hugh Harman passed away November 25th, 1982, he was living pretty close to the poverty line. He could no longer afford to own a car and lived in a ramschackle rooming house.