Category Archives: ANIMATION SPIN
Few cartoon characters helped us learn more about safety, math, language, manners and plain common sense than Official Conscience Jiminy Cricket, with some help from his pals.
Even The Beatles couldn’t beat “Sugar, Sugar” for the number one hit of 1969, when the Archies enjoyed a highly unique success – much imitated but never equaled.
Charlie Brown and Snoopy were so part of the national zeitgeist, they were included in the Apollo project, and the fact and whimsy was captured on two very different 1969 records.
Sleeping Beauty Castle is the gateway to a Disney musical treasury, plus a renowned composer’s score to a film featuring surreal animation, both spinning on the Columbia label.
Paul Frees and Art Gilmore hawk a spaced-out feature, as we feature discs with animation ties that epitomize the baby boom era’s obsession with the space race.
In the late seventies, you never knew who was going to boogie next—Beethoven or Ethel Merman—so it was a matter of time before classic animated characters got into the beat.
Since Thursday is the 111th birthday of “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” let’s look at some of the later Looney Tunes recordings that Mel Blanc made especially for children.