Category Archives: ANIMATION ANECDOTES

In His Own Words: Joe Ranft
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June 7, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

In His Own Words: Joe Ranft

In 1999, Joe dropped by Disney Feature Animation Florida and the Disney Institute where I was an animation instructor, and I got a chance to talk with him.

Who Was Count Cutelli?
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May 31, 2019 posted by Jim Korkis

Who Was Count Cutelli?

Count Cutelli is not mentioned in any other source, other than that short self-promoting newspaper interview, as ever doing Mickey Mouse’s voice. So what are the facts?

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.