Tag Archives: Disney

Animation Anecdotes #155
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 11, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #155

The Spirit of Christmas. In 1994, Brian Graden was the head of Fox Broadcasting’s Foxlab television development program with such shows as “Cops”. He wanted a memorable Christmas card and…

The Launch of “Toon Disney”
Animation History
March 17, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

The Launch of “Toon Disney”

To a lot of us back in the 1990s, the very idea of a 24-hour television channel devoted to cartoons seemed like a fantasy – and when Ted Turner launched…

Shirley Temple Does Disney
ANIMATION SPIN
February 18, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Shirley Temple Does Disney

This week we pay tribute to the greatest child actress of all time, Shirley Temple, who passed away last week, February 10th 2014, at age 85. During her vast and…

Animation Anecdotes #148
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 7, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #148

Origin of Christopher Crumpet. Thornton Hee (“T. Hee”) was responsible for “Christopher Crumpet” (1953) a UPA short about a little boy who turns into a chicken whenever he doesn’t get…

Animation Anecdotes #142
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 27, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #142

Animated Ziggy. Ziggy is the loveable loser lead character in a newspaper comic panel of the same name. “Ziggy” first appeared in small books from the American Greetings Company in…

Animation Anecdotes #141
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 20, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #141

Ann Margrock. Artist Doug Wildey once was assigned in 1963 to draw a cartoon version of actress Ann-Margret to appear in an episode of “The Flintstones” television series. He easily…

“Mickey’s Christmas Carol”
ANIMATION SPIN
November 12, 2013 posted by Greg Ehrbar

“Mickey’s Christmas Carol”

Eight years before Mickey’s Christmas Carol was an Oscar-nominated short cartoon, it was a Disneyland LP and book set called Dickens’ Christmas Carol Presented By The Popular Repertory Company, The…