Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

Animation Anecdotes #360
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 27, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #360

The birthday celebration was part of a four day, fifteen city cross-country airplane tour, a Boeing 727, decorated with a 16-foot Donald Duck decal and “Happy Birthday” message along its side.

Animation Anecdotes #359
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 20, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #359

Asked in public to do the Woody Woodpecker laugh, Gracie Lantz would oblige – while her husband would simply shake his head. “No dignity… She used to be very proper.”

Animation Anecdotes #358
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 13, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #358

“I didn’t understand this thing until the opening night. They never let me see any rushes. We started on the film in 1934 when I was 18 and it went on until I was 21.”

Animation Anecdotes #357
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 6, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #357

Paul DeKorte passed away in October 1985. He was with Hanna-Barbera for twenty years after he had met William Hanna when they were both members of a barbershop quartet.

Animation Anecdotes #356
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 30, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #356

In the 1940s, American animator George Moreno Jr. produced a series of theatrical cartoons for and in Great Britian – featuring Bubble, a cockney taxi driver, and his faithful cab, Squeek.

Animation Anecdotes #355
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 23, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #355

Actor Vincent Price, at the age of 75, thought playing Rattigan in The Great Mouse Detective would be an interesting challenge so he agreed to audition for the job.

Animation Anecdotes #354
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 16, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #354

Glen Keane used one of Disney’s fabled Nine Old Men animators, Eric Larson, as a model for Dr. Dawson in Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective.

Animation Anecdotes #353
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 9, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #353

Leonard Maltin wrote Jay Ward a letter when he was twelve years old and Ward wrote back “on wonderful embossed Bullwinkle stationery!” Thus began a lively and very friendly correspondence.

Animation Anecdotes #352
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 2, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #352

In 1982, Don Bluth discussed his next picture, a modern-day fairy tale, based on a very old story. That project, East of the Sun West of the Moon, was never produced.