Tag Archives: Tom & Jerry

Cartoon Exhibition In The Segregated South
Christopher P. Lehman
July 16, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

Cartoon Exhibition In The Segregated South

Many theaters across the country, especially in the South, refused to admit African Americans. This month we take a look at how segregation shaped the cartoon-viewing experience in a typical southern city.

Animation Anecdotes #261
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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 #237
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 13, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #237

“Rhapsody Rabbit” (1946) features concert pianist Bugs Bunny’s challenges as he tries to perform Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody while being harassed by a mouse. Sound familiar?

Animation Anecdotes #234
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 16, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #234

For a recording session at the Disney Studio, Paul Frees pulled up to the gate, but the guard couldn’t find his name on the list. “Should I call someone?” asked the guard. “Don’t bother,” said Frees, before driving away.

MGM’s “The Lonesome Mouse” (1943)
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May 20, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

MGM’s “The Lonesome Mouse” (1943)

This week’s breakdown features Hanna and Barbera’s famous cat-and-mouse duo! The cat-and-mouse rivalry in Bill Hanna-Joe Barbera’s directorial debut, Puss Gets the Boot, was initially met with contempt by producer…