News of DreamWorks/Universal re-releasing the first Rankin/Bass Christmas specials on Blu-Ray and DVD again made me start considering the possibility of CBS exchanging the rights to air Frosty (which DreamWorks also owns) with an extension on the rights to Rudolph. I didn't consider it back in 2016 due to pondering on how Frosty doesn't have as much room for commercials as Rudolph does.
I learned that The Powerpuff Girls episode, Neighbor Hood, was written in 1999 as a season 2 episode, but the staff feared a lawsuit from the makers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood because of how much the episode resembled it. It was given to DC for the PPG comic, Remote Controlled, then the script was revived and made into a season 5 episode. This is according to someone that worked on the comics. Comment on Ccook1956's profile - DeviantArt
I've learned a lot of things from the Animation Anecdotes, but one that sticks out for me is that amongst June Foray's broad portfolio of (mostly family friendly) animation, she wrote and narrated THIS. (NSFW, obviously)
And no, she didn't actually animate it. That job went to Barrie Nelson.
I learned last week that iTunes cropped Hellboy: Blood and Iron for whatever reason - I wanted to check it out due to Victor Cook directing, but I ended up visiting the Internet Archive for the widescreen version.
Today I learned that Coco's mother, Imelda, shares a VA with The Spectacular Spider-Man's Liz Allen: Alanna Ubach.
Do you realize that the name "Uranus" is older than the word "your"? At the time the Romans called one of their gods Uranus, the English language didn't even exist, neither did Old English. When the Germanic tribes arrived in present day UK, the Old English word for "your" was "eower", compare with the modern German word 'euer'.
"eower" changed into "your" somewhere in the Middle Ages. (compare with modern Dutch "jouw")
If you have Starz Encore Family (Not Kids & Family, but Family...) 1 hour as of this post, they'll be playing "Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas" and "Sonic Christmas Blast". (3:19pm-4:06pm EST) Both will play again at some point.