The Story of Alvin

Steve Worth over at the Asifa-Hollywood Animation Archive has posted a plethora of Alvin and The Chipmunks memorabilia to tell the story …

Random UPA Publicity 1951-1953

Here’s some show-and-tell. I found these odds and ends of UPA publicity at Cinecon, the classic movie convention held in Hollywood over …

Remembering Flip The Frog

John McElwee waxes nostalgic about collecting 8mm home movies and Flip The Frog on his Greenbriar Picture Shows blog. As usual on his …

Own a piece of Pal

Auctioneers Profiles In History are currently having an incredible entertainment memorabilia sale which is including a Lot of 100 puppets …

Happy (Belated) Birthday, June Foray!

Her birthday was yesterday, Friday September 18th. Mark Evanier sent us this great photo of June and Walter Lantz (click thumbnail at …

Paul Julian’s Piccoli

One of the rarest children’s books illustrated by an animation artist is Philippe Halsman’s Piccoli (1953), with illustrations by Paul …

The Roadrunner Story

Once again, Martha Sigall explains it all: For more Martha, buy her book Living Life Inside the Lines.

Letters from Chuck

Is anybody following the official Chuck Jones blog? Because fans of Chuck should be! Chuck’s daughter, Linda, has been posting a …

More Rabbit Tales

I don’t have the mp3’s of these recordings, but the sleeves are too cool not to share. Click thumbnails below to see larger images. …

King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934)

I will be off the internet for most of the next four days, enjoying my holiday weekend at Cinecon (the classic movie festival at the …

“A Nose” by Mordi Gerstein

WOW! A real rarity today. It’s A Nose, an animated short from 1966 directed and designed by Mordi Gerstein (who prior to this had worked …

Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

For the sake of film history, I’ll occasionally seek out odd bits of animation contained in obscure Hollywood movies and post them here – …

The King Of Jazz

Walter Lantz animated a short sequence for the Universal feature King Of Jazz (released 3/30/30). The sequence is notable as the first …

DVD Review: Beany & Cecil Vol. 2

Bob Clampett was a genius. And if you need further proof, the long-awaited Beany and Cecil: The Special Edition Vol. 2 dispenses it …

Yasuji Mori and Hayao Miyazaki

Joshua Smith, who has introduced me to lots of great anime over the years, wrote to let me know about some recent discoveries he made on …

The Bugs Bunny Story

My friend Martha Sigall is one of the last living survivors of Termite Terrace (aka the Leon Schlesinger “Looney Tunes” Studio). She’s …

1955 UPA article

Sam Henderson has uploaded a rare, heavily illustrated article about UPA on his Magic Whistle blog. The article, by Catherine Sullivan, …

Daffy Duck’s Rhapsody

I love this record. And I couldn’t resist showing off the label (above). Marquis Howell (of Hobo Jazz.com and bass player for Janet …

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