Monday, December 18, 2006

Rest in peace, Joe Barbera | MetaFilter

Rest in peace, Joe Barbera | MetaFilter:

The last of the great animation directors has died. Joe Barbera was half of the Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry cartoons for MGM. When that studio closed, they learned how to do cartoons for television on a much smaller budget, and gave us so manymemorable characters. Mark Evanier worked for Barbera, and is sharing his memories on his always excellent blog. duo that created the Oscar-winning

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

YouTube - Frosty the Snowman -Original UPA 3 minute short film

YouTube - Frosty the Snowman:

In 1954, the UPA studio brought "Frosty" to life in a three-minute animated short which appeared regularly on WGN-TV. This production included a bouncy, jazzy version of the song. It has been a perennial WGN-TV Christmas classic, and was most recently broadcast on December 24 and 25, 2005, as part of a WGN-TV children's programming retrospective, along with their two other short Christmas classics, "Suzy Snowflake" and "Hardrock, Coco and Joe".