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Animation Anecdotes #318
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June 16, 2017 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #318

Jean Vander Pyl remembers The Flinstones audition.” Joe asked, ‘Who wants to be Wilma and who wants to be Betty?’ it was so informal in those days.”

Popeye Goes Latin – 1
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May 28, 2017 posted by

Popeye Goes Latin – 1

Cartoons discovered the appeal of the Conga Dance, as demonstrated by its appearance in shorts from Warner Bros.. Terrytoons… and yes, Max Fleischer.

Four Brothers Named Mills
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April 2, 2017 posted by

Four Brothers Named Mills

A number of artists appeared in the Fleischer Screen Songs cartoons. One act not only did three Screen Songs cartoons, but had good-natured fun with caricature. That act was the Mills Brothers.

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)
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December 12, 2016 posted by

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)

One wonders if Fleischer’s Organ Grinders Swing could be interpreted as a protest against Mayor La Guardia’s then-recent decree that organ grinders be outlawed in the City of New York.