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Animation Anecdotes #151
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 28, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #151

Lantz Remembers Oswald. “I was on the lot the day Disney left Universal. I had animated a scene for a Laurel and Hardy film where they were asleep and dreaming…

Animation Anecdotes #150
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 21, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #150

The Animated Calloway. A rotoscoped version of scat singer Cab Calloway appeared in the Betty Boop cartoon shorts Minnie the Moocher (1932), Snow White (1933) and The Old Man of…

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…

Sagendorf’s Popeye
Reviews
October 7, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sagendorf’s Popeye

Artist and editor Craig Yoe – current president of the secret “Society of Sagendorks” and perennial keeper-of-the-flame that continues to light Popeye’s pipe – has a new book and a…

Animation Anecdotes #129
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 27, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #129

A Good Hobbit Is Hard To Break. The November 1977 Rankin-Bass animated television special based on Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” had animation done by TopCraft (a Japanese company that later re-formed…

Animation Anecdotes #128
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 20, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #128

King Kirby and the Fleischer Connection. Jack Kirby is perhaps best known for the many comic book characters he co-created from Captain America to the X-Men to the Hulk but…

Famous Studios Popeye (1943)
Animation History
May 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios Popeye (1943)

Paramount’s Famous Studios in 1943 was a studio in transition. Paramount ousted the Fleischer brothers and began moving the operation back to New York. Popeye was the prize. The series…

Animation Anecdotes #101
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 15, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #101

Editor’s Note: Animation Historian Jim Korkis began writing columns of animation anecdotes in the Spring 1977 issue of Mindrot (issue #6) published by David Mruz. Jim went on to write…