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Animation Anecdotes #184
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 17, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #184

Designing Penelope Pitstop. The female Wacky Racer Penelope Pitstop was a last minute addition to the cast. “I remember sitting in my office while Joe (Barbera) was in a meeting…

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…

“Raggedy Ann and Andy” (1977): A Mind-Boggling Adventure
ANIMATION SPIN
September 2, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

“Raggedy Ann and Andy” (1977): A Mind-Boggling Adventure

A peek at the soundtrack album to animation’s most expensive-yet-experimental, corporate-yet-independent and mainstream-yet-eccentric theatrical feature – ever! RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Columbia Records…

Animation Anecdotes #165
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 6, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #165

Coonskin. “Everyone’s so terrified of the name (Coonskin). I feel a slight pain in me. Coonskin (1975) was the first “Bakshi Production”. Before that, I had worked with Steve Krantz….

Animation Anecdotes #154
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 21, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #154

Story Behind Mickey and the Seal. “Walt had seen ‘Mickey and the Seal’ storyboards and in his own way raved about it, saying: ‘That is like the old-time shorts; who…

“The Mighty Hunters” (1940)
Animation History
February 10, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Mighty Hunters” (1940)

Leon Schlesinger’s Merrie Melodies cartoon The Mighty Hunters (1940) is one of a brief experiment by the producer to adapt other artists work to animation (Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches The…

Animation Anecdotes #132
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 18, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #132

On the Wall. In the Warners Brother cartoon My Little Duckaroo (1954), some newspapers are seen lining the walls in the backgrounds for Nasty Canasta’s cabin. They are from the…