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Beware The Leprechauns (part 4)
Animation Trails
April 1, 2020 posted by Charles Gardner

Beware The Leprechauns (part 4)

Toy Story had no monopoly on little green men – as those pesky leprechauns continued to show up where you least expect them, full or tricks and Irish ire.

Beware the Leprechauns!  (Part 3)
Animation Trails
March 25, 2020 posted by Charles Gardner

Beware the Leprechauns! (Part 3)

Bejabbers! Those wee men are everywhere. Not content to continue to invade both big and small screens, they even find a way to mix their roguish pranks and shenanigans into…

Beware the Leprechauns!  (Part 2)
Animation Trails
March 18, 2020 posted by Charles Gardner

Beware the Leprechauns! (Part 2)

The glory days of theatrical animation were passing on, and several studios, to quote an oft-used Irish phrase, were “not long for this world.” But two studios in particular would return to mining the realm of the leprechauns

Hearts and Flowers – Part 5
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March 4, 2020 posted by Charles Gardner

Hearts and Flowers – Part 5

A new movement among America’s youth briefly gave some theatrical animators a chance to express modern commentary, by spotlighting the signature personality of the 60’s – the flower child.

Hearts and Flowers 4
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February 26, 2020 posted by Charles Gardner

Hearts and Flowers 4

The animation industry, previously content with cavorting flowers of innocent intent, introduces a new denizen to terrorize its bevy of animated stars – the man-eating plant!