Tag Archives: Filmation

Kid Kong
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 6, 2020 posted by Jim Korkis

Kid Kong

Multiple attempts have been made to translate the iconic King Kong character into animation. Here is the story of one aborted attempt by Filmation.

A Tale of Two Ghostbusters
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 14, 2020 posted by Jim Korkis

A Tale of Two Ghostbusters

In later years, Filmation’s Lou Scheimer regretted they had not asked for the animation rights as part of a legal settlement with Columbia Pictures for the use of the name for the live action comedies.

Animation Anecdotes #354
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 16, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #354

Glen Keane used one of Disney’s fabled Nine Old Men animators, Eric Larson, as a model for Dr. Dawson in Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective.

Animation Anecdotes #343
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 29, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #343

“Drawing the Flintstones is very fulfilling for a Filipino,” said the assistant production manager of Fil-Cartoons. “Even if you just draw the mouth of Fred, you watch it on TV and say, ‘I did that!’.”

Animation Anecdotes #339
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 24, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #339

The producers of Who Framed Roger Rabbit approached King Features about using Betty Boop and Popeye in the film but were turned down. So how did Betty Boop get in?

Animation Anecdotes #333
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 13, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #333

On BraveStarr: “The idea was that Indians are the people closest to the earth which allowed us an element of mysticism,” said Filmation vice president Arthur Nadel.

The Year Archie Rocked the World
ANIMATION SPIN
February 21, 2017 posted by

The Year Archie Rocked the World

Few creative entities enjoyed the phenomenal success that the Archie gang enjoyed in 1969, when they topped TV ratings and even beat The Beatles on the charts.