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Back to School (Part 9)
Animation Trails
November 17, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 9)

This week, we continue in our survey of the 1950’s, beginning with an Academy Award winner and more ventures into stylistic limited animation.

Happy Birthday, Daws Butler!
ANIMATION SPIN
November 16, 2021 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Happy Birthday, Daws Butler!

Voice acting giant Daws Butler would be 105 today and he’d still be doing voices, teaching and adding joy to the lives around him.

The Animation of Gahan Wilson
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 12, 2021 posted by Jim Korkis

The Animation of Gahan Wilson

While similar in approach to cartoonist Charles Addams, Wilson’s work was singularly distinctive and was generally considered impossible to animate.

Back to School (Part 8)
Animation Trails
November 10, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 8)

Two of today’s batch had the distinction of being nominated for an Academy Award, making today’s lesson of particular historic import to a study of the art.

The End of the “Talkartoons”
NEEDLE DROP NOTES
November 9, 2021 posted by James Parten

The End of the “Talkartoons”

In this instalment we cover these final episodes, as the Talkartoons became virtually indistinguishable from the “new” Boop series which would immediately follow.