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Al Jaffee

Al Jaffee of Mad Magazine has the Longest Career as a Comic Artist at the age of 101. He Worked from 1942 to 2020.

Mad Magazine was one of the twentieth century’s most influential satires. It’s difficult to imagine The Simpsons or Saturday Night Live without Mad’s earlier irreverence. But did you know who has the longest career as a comic artist?  Al Jaffee, a Mad magazine cartoonist, has the longest-ever career as a comic artist, working from 1942 …

Al Jaffee of Mad Magazine has the Longest Career as a Comic Artist at the age of 101. He Worked from 1942 to 2020. Read More »

Transformers

In 1983, Hasbro Executives Visited the Tokyo Toy Show to Look for New Concepts They Could Release in the US. After Seeing Transforming Robot Toys, They Teamed Up with Marvel Comics to Create the Comic Book and Animated Series “Transformers”

Transformers was a Hasbro toy line and cartoon series that debuted in 1984 and quickly became one of the best-selling toys. Transformers inspired an animated film in 1986, numerous future toy lines, and a series of live-action films. But did you know how Hasbro came up with Transformers Toys?  Hasbro executives went to the Tokyo …

In 1983, Hasbro Executives Visited the Tokyo Toy Show to Look for New Concepts They Could Release in the US. After Seeing Transforming Robot Toys, They Teamed Up with Marvel Comics to Create the Comic Book and Animated Series “Transformers” Read More »

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch Became a Voice Actor by Accident. He was Dubbing Lines for a Film When a Producer Heard Him and Said He Had a Good Hero Voice. He then Auditioned for an Animation Shortly After.

Johnny Yong Bosch is best known as Adam Park, the second Black Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, to those who grew up in the 1990s. Bosch, on the other hand, has shifted his focus from wielding the Power Axe to working as a voice actor on anime such as Code Geass, Sailor Moon, and …

Johnny Yong Bosch Became a Voice Actor by Accident. He was Dubbing Lines for a Film When a Producer Heard Him and Said He Had a Good Hero Voice. He then Auditioned for an Animation Shortly After. Read More »

Steamboat Willie

“Mickey Mousing” is the Term Used to Describe a Technique in Animation and Film Where the Sounds Perfectly Sync with the Actions on the Screen. Walt Disney was not the First to do so, but He Perfected the Method in the Mickey Mouse Short; “Steamboat Willie.”

There are always unique terms in the film industry that describe various techniques and traditions that have evolved over many years of film creation.  But do you know what the phrase Mickey Mousing means?  In animation and film, “Mickey Mousing” refers to the technique of perfectly synchronizing sound and actions on the screen. Though not …

“Mickey Mousing” is the Term Used to Describe a Technique in Animation and Film Where the Sounds Perfectly Sync with the Actions on the Screen. Walt Disney was not the First to do so, but He Perfected the Method in the Mickey Mouse Short; “Steamboat Willie.” Read More »

Batman’s Suit, Composed of an Arsenal of Nifty Gadgets, and the Concept of Gotham City were Not Made by Bob Kane. These were Actually Created by Bill Finger, Who Did Not Receive Any Credit or Recognition for His Work.

Batman is one of the most iconic fictional characters in the world. He had dedicated his life to an endless crusade, a war on all criminals in the name of his murdered parents, who were taken from him when he was just a child. But did you know who created Batman’s Suit and the concept …

Batman’s Suit, Composed of an Arsenal of Nifty Gadgets, and the Concept of Gotham City were Not Made by Bob Kane. These were Actually Created by Bill Finger, Who Did Not Receive Any Credit or Recognition for His Work. Read More »

Disney Nuclear Powerplant

Disney World is Legally Allowed to Build a Nuclear Plant in Their Florida Location. This is According to a Law Issued in the 1960’s.

The Walt Disney Company is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate based in the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Over the years, the company expanded its amusement park throughout the United States and to some locations. But did you know that there is a law that allows Disney to build a nuclear …

Disney World is Legally Allowed to Build a Nuclear Plant in Their Florida Location. This is According to a Law Issued in the 1960’s. Read More »

Frozen

The Code for the Snow Animation Used in the Film “Frozen” was Utilized to Help Solve a Cold Case from Eastern Europe in 1959.

Frozen is a 2013 American computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Chris Buck and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature film produced by Disney and is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen. The story follows a princess embarking on a journey with an iceman, his reindeer, …

The Code for the Snow Animation Used in the Film “Frozen” was Utilized to Help Solve a Cold Case from Eastern Europe in 1959. Read More »

Della Duck

Donald Duck has a Twin Sister Named Della Duck. She was First Mentioned in 1937 and was Never Made into an Animation Until 2017. She is the Mother of Huey, Dewey and Louie

In the late 1930s, Della Duck was first referenced in the “Donald Duck” comic strips and animated short films. She has never featured in any animated film or television series previous to her 2017 DuckTales relaunch and had just a few appearances in Disney comics. But did you know she was actually the mother of …

Donald Duck has a Twin Sister Named Della Duck. She was First Mentioned in 1937 and was Never Made into an Animation Until 2017. She is the Mother of Huey, Dewey and Louie Read More »

Grawlixes

Grawlixes are Symbols Used in Comics as a Substitute for Profanity or Other Vulgar Language. The Term was Coined by the Creator of Beetle, Mort Walker.

Addison Morton Walker was an American comic strip writer best known for his newspaper comic strip Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois. He was quite popular for his craft but did you know he also coined the term Gawlixes? Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey, coined the term “grawlixes” to describe the symbols used …

Grawlixes are Symbols Used in Comics as a Substitute for Profanity or Other Vulgar Language. The Term was Coined by the Creator of Beetle, Mort Walker. Read More »

Stephen Spielberg Acquired the Rights to the Shrek Book in 1991 and Intended to Turn it into a 2D Animated Feature Starring Dan Akroyd as Shrek and Chris Rock as Donkey

Shrek is an American-made 3D animated film released in 2001. The film was loosely based on the 1990 children’s book of the same name that William Steig wrote. Stephen Spielberg acquired the rights to the book, but did you know he had different plans for making the film? Stephen Spielberg originally bought the Shrek franchise’s …

Stephen Spielberg Acquired the Rights to the Shrek Book in 1991 and Intended to Turn it into a 2D Animated Feature Starring Dan Akroyd as Shrek and Chris Rock as Donkey Read More »