Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

In His Own Words:  Don Morgan
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May 17, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

In His Own Words: Don Morgan

He worked for Chuck Jones, Hanna-Barbara and Walt Kelly. He laid out How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Pogo Special Birthday Special and Heavy Traffic. Here’s what he had to say about that.

Bob Hope and Animation
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May 10, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

Bob Hope and Animation

Bob Hope has been caricatured several times in animation, most notably in cartoons distributed by Paramount where Hope did several live-action comedies. Here’s a checklist.

The Death of Fred Moore
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April 19, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

The Death of Fred Moore

Fred Moore was a natural animator – he also had a reputation as a “functioning” alcoholic. His passing in 1952 has always been a source of some controversy.

Secrets of Jonny Quest
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April 12, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

Secrets of Jonny Quest

Hanna-Barbera’s original Jonny Quest animated prime time series is a classic and its characters are iconic – and yet there are still things to be discovered about it.

The First Fleischer Superman
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March 29, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

The First Fleischer Superman

The September 4th, 1940 issue of Variety announced that a deal had been made with Paramount to produce the animated adventures of Superman. The subsequent Fleischer Studios cartoons have become classics.

What? No Mickey Mouse?
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March 22, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

What? No Mickey Mouse?

“Minnie’s Yoo-Hoo” is just one of the many oddities surrounding the career of Mickey Mouse, in the beginning when his impact was massive.