Archive for the ‘Animation’ Category

Jane Goodall on Instinct

December 3, 2018

“When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan.”

Jane Goodall, interviewed by Ira Flatow in 2002. Animated by Avi Ofer for Blank on Blank.

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‘St James Infirmary Blues’ from Betty Boop’s ‘Snow White’

December 1, 2018

A excerpt from the 1932 cartoon version of the “Snow White” fairytale by Fleischer Studios includes Cab Calloway‘s recording of the classic “St James Infirmary Blues.” Principal animator: Roland Crandall.  Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear as themselves (sort of). Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop), and Cab Calloway (Koko the clown).

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Alfred Hitchcock on Dead Bodies

November 27, 2018

Alfred Hitchcock, interviewed by Colin Edwards of KPFA in 1957. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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Minnie the Moocher

November 24, 2018

Cab Calloway and Bettie Boop co-star in “Minnie the Moocher,” a 1931 cartoon based on Mr. Calloway’s career-defining mega-hit record. A Fleischer Studios production animated by Willard Bowsky, Ralph Somerville, and Bernard Wolf. Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear as themselves (sort of). Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop), Billy Murray (Bimbo), and Max Fleischer (presenter).  Hi De Hi De Hi De Ho.

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Meryl Streep, on Beauty

November 23, 2018

Meryl Streep, interviewed by Christine Spines for EW in 2008. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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‘The Simpsons’ is Funnier in Spanish

November 21, 2018

Some of the biggest fans of “The Simpsons” are in Latin America, thanks to Mexico’s Humberto Vélez, the voice behind Homero Simpson, who has tailored the perspective and humor of Homero to relate to Latin American culture.

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Wise Owl

November 17, 2018

“Wise Owl,” a 1940 cartoon produced by Charles Mintz for Columbia Pictures’ Color Rhapsody series. Directed by Ub Iwerks, with voices by Mel Blanc and music by Eddie Kilfeather and Joe De Nat.

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Crusader Rabbit in Texas, Episode 15

November 10, 2018

Crusader Rabbit, Series 1, Episode 15, “Crusader vs the State of Texas,” 1950. Directed by  Alexander Anderson, co-written by Mr. Anderson, Hal Goodman, Arthur North, Lloyd Turner, and Jay Ward. Voice actors: Lucille Bliss (Crusader Rabbit), Vern Louden (Rags the Tiger), Roy Whaley (narrator). The cartoon series was the first produced for the small black-and-white television screen rather than movie theaters.

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Crusader Rabbit in Texas, Episode 14

November 3, 2018

Crusader Rabbit, Series 1, Episode 14, “Crusader vs the State of Texas,” 1950. Directed by  Alexander Anderson, co-written by Mr. Anderson, Hal Goodman, Arthur North, Lloyd Turner, and Jay Ward. Voice actors: Lucille Bliss (Crusader Rabbit), Vern Louden (Rags the Tiger), Roy Whaley (narrator). The cartoon series was the first produced for the small black-and-white television screen rather than movie theaters.

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Atomic War or Peace

November 1, 2018

“Atomic War or Peace,” by Albert Einstein, from The Atlantic, November 1947. Animated by Atthar Mirza. Read the essay here.

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