Tag Archives: Joe Barbera

Animation Anecdotes #286
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 28, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

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
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 6, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

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 Jim Korkis

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.”

Animation Anecdotes #236
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 6, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #236

Godzilla, Monster’s Inc., The Penguins from Madgascar, Joe Grant, Vin Deisel, Pete Docter and more in this week’s group of anecdotes.

Animation Anecdotes #210
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 1, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #210

Fairy Voices. One of the things that made the early Disney animated features so memorable was the careful selection of voices for the characters. The voices for the three fairies,…

Animation Anecdotes #175
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 15, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #175

Jakob Gimpel and Tom and Jerry. Interviewed in 1990, animation legend Joe Barbera said that when it came to the Tom and Jerry short cartoons, “I love ‘Cat Concerto’ (1947)…

Animation Anecdotes #153
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 14, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #153

Bedroom Story. According to legend, while Walter Lantz was on his honeymoon at a cabin at Sherwood Lake in California, his marital bliss was interrupted repeatedly by an annoying woodpecker….

Animation Anecdotes #152
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 7, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #152

Joe Barbera, Animation Critic. Animation legend Joe Barbera saw nothing funny about a lot of the animated cartoons on television in the mid-1990s. “Today’s stuff looks like a wave of…

Animation Anecdotes #136
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 15, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #136

Clarence Nash Is Not Mel Blanc. In 1977 when I talked with him, Clarence Nash was not happy. “Everybody thinks Mel Blanc is Donald Duck! He’s not. I’m Donald Duck….