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The Money Cat Knows Where the Money Tree Grows

Gay Purr-ee – Apparently Chuck Jones beat Disney to an animated movie about cats in Paris by almost a decade. There was some real star power behind it, too. It was Judy Garland’s only animated role and Robert Goulet’s first … Continue reading

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You Got Live Action in My Animation!

One thing I wanted to mention about the most recent Simpsons episode was the use of live action footage. Principal Skinner forces the students at Springfield Elementary School to sit through all 152 minutes of the 1967 Doctor Dolittle, and … Continue reading

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The Egghead Experience

Elmer Fudd appears to have more or less evolved from a character named Egghead, called that after his egg-shaped head. (No surprises there, anyway.) Created by Tex Avery and first seen in 1937, Egghead sported a hairstyle like Moe Howard. … Continue reading

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Toon Talk

I find it interesting that the original voice of Porky Pig, Joe Dougherty, really did stutter. Because he couldn’t control it, recording sessions would run too long and become too expensive, so he was replaced by Mel Blanc. Blanc kept … Continue reading

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I’m Hunting Anthwopomowphic Wabbits

I’ve discussed the issue of cartoon anthropomorphism with Disney, but it seems to be even more complicated with Warner Bros. Their most famous character, Bugs Bunny, has some clear anthropomorphic traits. He speaks English (with a New York accent, at … Continue reading

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Going Down in Cartoon History

Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age, by Michael Barrier – This book looks at the history of animation from its early days up through the sixties, when cartoon studios were focusing more on television than on theatrical releases. … Continue reading

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The Boys of Animation

A few days ago, Beth and I were trying to think of female characters from the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, and all we could come up with was Cindy Bear. Then we got to thinking about how animation in general is, … Continue reading

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