Tag Archives: Filmation

The Animated Tarzan
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May 28, 2021 posted by Jim Korkis

The Animated Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs himself suggested a cartoon series featuring Tarzan – but it would take 40 years and Filmation Studios to make it happen.

Filmation Superman
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 2, 2021 posted by Jim Korkis

Filmation Superman

The New Adventures of Superman, produced by Filmation in 1966, literally changed the face of Saturday morning cartoons.

Kid Kong
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?