Tag Archives: Joe Barbera

Animation Anecdotes #346
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 19, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #346

Legendary animator Fred Moore died November 23rd, 1952 of injuries suffered in a car accident. Here is the obit for Moore from the Los Angeles Times.

Animation Anecdotes #339
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 24, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #339

The producers of Who Framed Roger Rabbit approached King Features about using Betty Boop and Popeye in the film but were turned down. So how did Betty Boop get in?

Animation Anecdotes #331
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 29, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #331

The soundtrack of Jafar’s song “Why Me?”, a campy and dramatic exploration of the character’s past failure, almost derailed Disney’s animated feature, Aladdin.

Animation Anecdotes #329
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September 15, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #329

Someone opened the package by mistake, since the studio does not accept unsolicited material. “But Steven wanted it and you don’t say ‘no’ to Steven Spielberg”.

Animation Anecdotes #286
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October 28, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #286

“In the Metal Munching Moon Mice episode, I got to sing in that one,” recalls Bill Scott. “In the Air Force, Frank Thomas was my sergeant and he taught me those English music hall songs.”

Animation Anecdotes #261
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May 6, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #261

“People seem to think it is just a breeze to take a purple spotted pig and a tall yellow giraffe and make them characters. It doesn’t work. So I leaned toward the most unoriginal idea in the world, a cat and a mouse.” – Joe Barbera

Animation Anecdotes #260
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 29, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #260

Mort Drucker on animation: “A good commercial depends wholly on the animators. They can ruin it or make it successful. It’s very important that a cartoon flows well.”