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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
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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.”

Animation Anecdotes #210
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May 1, 2015 posted by

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
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August 15, 2014 posted by

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)…