Tag Archives: Popeye

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)
NEEDLE DROP NOTES
December 12, 2016 posted by

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)

One wonders if Fleischer’s Organ Grinders Swing could be interpreted as a protest against Mayor La Guardia’s then-recent decree that organ grinders be outlawed in the City of New York.

Animation Anecdotes #259
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 22, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #259

“Walt, Ub Iwerks and Les Clark get themselves a few laughs over the 1929 antics of Mickey Mouse in a lively short called The Karnival Kid, wherein Mickey enjoys an amusement park.”

Animation Anecdotes #256
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 1, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #256

In 1990, there was some controversy about an animated commercial where Popeye states, “I’m Popeye the Quaker Man” – as members of the religious Quakers strongly disapproved of the violence-prone sailor.

A Chat With Jack Kinney
THE GOLDEN AWARDS INTERVIEWS
February 1, 2016 posted by

A Chat With Jack Kinney

Jack Kinney is best known as the director of Der Fuehrer’s Face, the much admired Goofy how-to series, UPA’s first feature and a string of made-for-television Popeye cartoons. Here’s our brief chat.