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Famous Studios 1953-54
Animation History
August 17, 2015 posted by

Famous Studios 1953-54

In 1953, Famous Studios was contracted to provide a 3D Popeye short and a 3D Casper cartoon during this season’s output. The final results found Famous superior to the other studios (including Disney) in creating dimensional cartoons.

Streamline Pictures – Part 18
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
August 16, 2015 posted by

Streamline Pictures – Part 18

While writing these columns on the history of Streamline Pictures, I came across several old files of long-forgotten and never-published information. Here is a chronologic list of all the anime-specialty companies with their initial releases.

Animation Anecdotes #225
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 14, 2015 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #225

Friz Freleng’s “Two Crows From Tacos” is basically about two incredibly stupid Mexicali crows who chase a grasshopper. The crows were later redesigned as cats, and later as toads. Here are the voices behind these funny characters.

Harman-Ising’s “Good Wrinkles” (1951)
INDUSTRIAL CARTOONS
August 13, 2015 posted by

Harman-Ising’s “Good Wrinkles” (1951)

A look at Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising’s rarely seen 1951 industrial film “Good Wrinkles” – A twenty-two minute Technicolor cartoon, narrated by radio personality John Nesbitt, created with the intent on educating viewers on the virtues of Prunes.

Terrytoons’ “Dutch Treat” (1930)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
August 12, 2015 posted by

Terrytoons’ “Dutch Treat” (1930)

This week’s breakdown looks into an early 1930 Terrytoon, and as with the other early Terrytoons previously analyzed here, head animator Frank Moser is given a large amount of footage in this film.