Tag Archives: Walt Disney

Cartoons In Stereo
Event
December 23, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Cartoons In Stereo

Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! As my Christmas gift to you, I offer up an hour of great music from cartoons, inspired by animation, covered by other artists…

Jim Korkis Talks About “The Book of Mouse”
News
November 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Jim Korkis Talks About “The Book of Mouse”

This post is an unabashed plug for Jim Korkis’ latest book. I can’t resist, as Jim has done it again. His newest book was just released to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s…

Christmasy Cartoonz, Part 1
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 24, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Christmasy Cartoonz, Part 1

It’s that time of year to think of Christmas animation. Why this early? Ask the major animation companies. Thanksgiving week is when they have taken to releasing their big Christmas…

Animation Anecdotes #137
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 22, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #137

A Charlie Brown Christmas. In 1963, Lee Mendelson made an hour documentary about cartoonist Charles Schulz which featured about three minutes worth of animation. For two years, he couldn’t sell…

Animation Anecdotes # 135
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 8, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes # 135

The “Hurray for Betty Boop” Story – Part One. Record producer Dan Dalton took scenes from thirty-five Korean colored Betty Boop cartoons and wrote a continuity for them to make…

Book Review: “Tinker Bell, An Evolution”
Reviews
October 16, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Book Review: “Tinker Bell, An Evolution”

I just received a copy of Mindy Johnson’s wonderful new book Tinker Bell, An Evolution. It’s definitely a welcome addition to the Walt Disney bookshelf. No supporting character (Figaro? Scamp?…

BOOK REVIEW: “Walt’s People” Vol. 13
Reviews
October 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

BOOK REVIEW: “Walt’s People” Vol. 13

Once or twice a year, animation historians receive a special gift – in black & white text, printed and bound, containing several hundred pages of pure bliss. That day has…

Animation Anecdotes #126
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 6, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #126

Jay Ward Musicology. Supposedly, Stan Worth and Sheldon Allman got together one Sunday afternoon and churned out the memorable theme songs for George of the Jungle, Super Chicken and Tom…

Animation Anecdotes #125
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 30, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #125

Clampett Stories. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946) directed by Bob Clampett features Daffy Duck as famous detective Duck Twacy. Exactly thirty years later at the San Diego Comic-Con, Clampett…