Tag Archives: The Simpsons

Animation Anecdotes #319
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 23, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #319

Actress Liz Taylor supplied the voice for Maggie Simpson’s first word in The Simpsons episode “Lisa’s First Word” in December 1992.

Animation Anecdotes #310
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April 21, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #310

Chuck Jones told the Union newsletter in 1976: “I suppose you could call it retroactive plagiarism, because we stole Izzie Klein’s idea of a little boy ghost ten years before he created Casper.”

Animation Anecdotes #279
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September 9, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #279

Ren And Stimpy producer Jim Ballantine said “A lot of people assume Ren and Stimpy are gay. Two guys who sleep in the same bed. Just like Laurel and Hardy – but no one ever suspected them of being gay.”

Animation Anecdotes #278
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September 2, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #278

“I was definitely influenced by the Hanna-Barbera drawing style, by The Flintstones,” says Matt Groening. “Homer’s beard line was definitely influenced by Fred Flintsone.”

Animation Anecdotes #276
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August 19, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #276

Matt Groening shared “I have an office that is full of bootleg merchandise that people send me, because the fans know that I collect this stuff.”

Animation Anecdotes #275
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August 12, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #275

Matt Groening said in 1992, “I’m working with Brad Bird on a spin-off of The Simpsons called The Krusty the Clown Show. I think it will be the first live-action spin-off of a cartoon.

Animation Anecdotes #266
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June 10, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #266

“I think people around the world look at the Simpsons as typical Americans, so they’re actually laughing at us. But, hey, Dysfunctional families are universal,” says executive producer James L. Brooks.

Animation Anecdotes #264
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May 27, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #264

Hanna-Barbera head honcho Joe Barbera was not thrilled at the idea of hiring the still living Bud Abbott to provide the voice for his animated doppleganger.

Animation Anecdotes #263
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May 20, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #263

“It pleases and encourages me to learn that ‘Disney’ style is not so fixed and limited in the public mind as to preclude further exploration in the field of entertainment.”

Animation Anecdotes #194
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January 9, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #194

The Wisdom of Walt Disney. The following quotes by Walt Disney come from Everyweek Magazine, a Sunday newspaper supplement in the Odgen Standard Examiner May 12 1935 from the collection…