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‘The Secret of NIMH’ & ‘Anastasia’

Don Bluth is an animator, writer, producer, and director who first went to work for the Walt Disney Company in 1955.  He left two years later to work at a mission for the LDS church in Argentina.  He would later … Continue reading

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‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ & ‘Bambi’

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David Hand (1900-1986) was an animator and director who began his animation career in the 1920s working on the Out of the Inkwell cartoons.  In 1930, he went to work for Walt Disney Productions.  He worked mostly on Disney’s Silly … Continue reading

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‘Gulliver’s Travels’ & ‘Hoppity Goes To Town’

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Dave Fleischer (1894-1979) was an animation producer and director.  Around 1913-1914, he began working as a film cutter for the American branch of Pathé, the world’s largest film production and distribution company (which was based in France).  In 1921, he … Continue reading

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‘A Boy Named Charlie Brown’ & ‘Snoopy, Come Home’

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Bill Melendez (1916-2008), who worked as an animator, voice artist, producer, and director.  For a while in the 1940s he worked at one of the animation units at Warner Bros., … Continue reading

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‘Heavy Traffic’ & ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Ralph Bakshi is an animator and director who will turn 75 this October.  He began his career at the Terrytoons TV studio as a cel polisher, working his way up to director.  He then worked at Paramount Pictures’ animation division … Continue reading

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75 Years of Superman: Dave Fleischer’s ‘Superman’

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For those of you who hadn’t realized it, 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.  He first appeared in Action Comics #1 in June 1938, and the following year in his own comic … Continue reading