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Neverland Tribe
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 15, 2020 posted by Jim Korkis

Neverland Tribe

Today, the exaggerated stereotypes of Native Americans in Disney’s Peter Pan spark outrage. Let’s take a closer look at what was supposed to represent a young boy’s impression, in 1953, of “Indians”.

Happy Henfruit Pt. 6: “Eggs-trapolation”
Animation Trails
May 13, 2020 posted by Charles Gardner

Happy Henfruit Pt. 6: “Eggs-trapolation”

Into the late 1940’s, with another springtime holiday for eggs on the plate. It’s high time all of Hollywood’s chickens and bunnies took some tips on the subject from the greatest “Wabbit” of them all.

Spike the Bee
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 8, 2020 posted by Jim Korkis

Spike the Bee

Spike the Bee is an appealing little character who appeared in a supporting role in several Disney animated shorts released during the 1950s. Here’s his story.

Ub Iwerks “Baby Checkers” (1940)
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
May 7, 2020 posted by Steve Stanchfield

Ub Iwerks “Baby Checkers” (1940)

It’s pretty cute and has some nicely executed animation at times. As far as I know, a color print has yet to show up on this title, although it does appear that 16mm prints were made in the mid-40s.