Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

The Friz and the Diz
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 3, 2023 posted by Jim Korkis

The Friz and the Diz

In January 1927, Friz Freleng boarded a train and headed to California to work for Walt Disney. Here’s why that didn’t last very long.

Jack Kirby at Ruby-Spears
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 27, 2023 posted by Jim Korkis

Jack Kirby at Ruby-Spears

Kirby’s time at Ruby-Spears provided him financial and medical security and allowed him to explore endless concepts including humor.

Josie and the Pussy Cats
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 20, 2023 posted by Jim Korkis

Josie and the Pussy Cats

Because Filmation owned the rights to the Archie characters, the Hanna-Barbera Pussycats series had to be divorced from that Archie universe and its characters.

Creating Pocahontas
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 13, 2023 posted by Jim Korkis

Creating Pocahontas

The problematic 1995 Disney feature has, to this day, never been considered for a live action remake, Broadway musical, an animated series or any other possible uses.

Walt Disney and Polo
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 9, 2022 posted by Jim Korkis

Walt Disney and Polo

In the 1930s, there were more than 25 polo fields in Los Angeles, and the “Mickey Mouse Team” captained by Walt Disney played at the Uplifters Polo Field.