Tag Archives: Don Bluth

Animation Anecdotes #394
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 21, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #394

“You do not write down for animation. As a matter of fact, the music needs to be as emotionally powerful as it can be, because music is casting a spell.”

Animation Anecdotes #393
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 14, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #393

The poster for The Great Mouse Detective was roughed out by the Disney publicity department and sent to the animation department.

Animation Anecdotes #369
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 29, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #369

In 1991 over 3,000 cels, backgrounds and drawings from Tiny Toons were stolen. “It literally broke my heart because I didn’t want to see them destroyed. I wasn’t trying to steal anything,”

Animation Anecdotes #368
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 22, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #368

With the popularity of Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair videogame, plans were made for a sequel involving time travel and a possible feature length animated film entitled Dragon’s Lair: The Legend.

Animation Anecdotes #366
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 8, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #366

Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler project went through many different working titles throughout the thrity-one years it was in production.

Animation Anecdotes #362
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 11, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #362

In 1993, it was announced in the trades that Betty Boop would make her animated feature film debut for MGM by the Zanuck Company – but the film was never made.

Animation Anecdotes #360
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 27, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #360

The birthday celebration was part of a four day, fifteen city cross-country airplane tour, a Boeing 727, decorated with a 16-foot Donald Duck decal and “Happy Birthday” message along its side.

Animation Anecdotes #358
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 13, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #358

“I didn’t understand this thing until the opening night. They never let me see any rushes. We started on the film in 1934 when I was 18 and it went on until I was 21.”

Animation Anecdotes #353
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 9, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #353

Leonard Maltin wrote Jay Ward a letter when he was twelve years old and Ward wrote back “on wonderful embossed Bullwinkle stationery!” Thus began a lively and very friendly correspondence.

Animation Anecdotes #352
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 2, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #352

In 1982, Don Bluth discussed his next picture, a modern-day fairy tale, based on a very old story. That project, East of the Sun West of the Moon, was never produced.