Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #372
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 20, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #372

In 1991, Nickelodeon tested several animated pilot films that never made it to air. None of them tested well with a kids. Nickelodeon instead selected Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show and Doug.

Animation Anecdotes #371
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 13, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #371

“According to a report from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, ‘Old Joe’ (the camel representing Camel cigarettes) is as recognizable to six year olds as Mickey Mouse.”

Animation Anecdotes #370
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 6, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #370

Gary K. Wolf told a reporter that he sold the movie rights to Who P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit, the sequel novel to his previous book, to Walt Disney Studios.

Animation Anecdotes #369
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 29, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #369

In 1991 over 3,000 cels, backgrounds and drawings from Tiny Toons were stolen. “It literally broke my heart because I didn’t want to see them destroyed. I wasn’t trying to steal anything,”

Animation Anecdotes #368
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 22, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #368

With the popularity of Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair videogame, plans were made for a sequel involving time travel and a possible feature length animated film entitled Dragon’s Lair: The Legend.

Animation Anecdotes #367
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 15, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #367

Space Jam’s producer Ivan Reitman said, “We estimate that we had about 500 animators who worked on the movie. We had a year less than normal for an animated film like this.”

Animation Anecdotes #366
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 8, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #366

Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler project went through many different working titles throughout the thrity-one years it was in production.

Animation Anecdotes #365
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 1, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #365

“Everybody in the world knows Porky has a stutter,” said Ira Zimmerman of the National Stuttering Project in 1991. “But it is inappropriate to depict stuttering in print.”

Animation Anecdotes #364
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 25, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #364

There is a poster on the wall, as Roger Rabbit runs through a sawmill, of a buxom, bikini-clad woman straddling an oversize saw — and the words: “Rigid Tools”.