Tag Archives: Walt Disney

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
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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…

Animation Anecdotes #114
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 14, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #114

Udder Nonsense. When Ralph Bakshi was involved with the Saturday morning series “Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures” (1987), he was constantly running into situations where CBS would give unusual input….

Mickey Mouse in Two New Books
Animation History
May 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Mickey Mouse in Two New Books

Some of the best Disney scholarship being done today is hidden in the margins of a series of Mickey Mouse comic strip reprint books being published by Fantagraphics Books. David…

Animation Anecdotes #110
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 17, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #110

The Disappearing Jabberwocky. When the Disney Studio was making the animated feature Alice in Wonderland (1951), there was a planned segment about the dreaded Jabberwocky. Voice legend Stan Freberg was…