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Leonard Maltin On Film, Television, and Animation.

Film critic Leonard Maltin has two new releases. The first is an updated and revised edition of his "T.V. Movies," an index of films shown on television. The second is about silent cartoons and animations and is titled "Of Mice and Magic." He joins the show to discuss both.


A Classic Film for Kids and Adults

After watching the re-release of Disney's classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, critic Stephen Schiff says the movie is a powerful story about a girl's sexual awakening--only without the sex. He recommends it for it for viewers of all ages.


From Animation to Oils.

Ralph Bakshi, who did the animation work for the cult hits "Fritz The Cat," and "Heavy Traffic." He's turned his attention away from animation to concentrate on oil painting.


Daffy Duck's Back On-Screen.

Greg Ford and Terry Lennon, the writer and director of "The Duxorcist," the first "Looney Tune" to feature Daffy Duck since 1964. The cartoon will play before Warner Brother's theatrical releases. It comes on the 50th anniversary of Daffy Duck's debut.


Computer Animator Steven Segal.

Computer animator Steven Segal. Segal does his programming on his home computer, unlike most computer animation which is composed on complex processors. His entry in a national computer animation festival is titled "Dance of the Stumblers."


Animator Sally Cruikshank

Cruikshank's newest work, Face Like a Frog, is now playing at film festivals. It features a soundtrack by composer Danny Elfman. She joins Fresh Air to talk about some of her earlier works, and what it takes to make a career in cartoons.


The History of a "Looney" Cartoon Studio

The Warner Bros. studio created several iconic cartoon characters for their shows Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, including Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. Writer Steve Schneider has published a book about their history and influence, called That's All Folks!


John Lasseter Discusses Computer Animation.

Computer animator John Lasseter. His film "Tin Toy" won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. An earlier work, "Luxo Jr.," which brought to life a small fry Luxo lamp, was also nominated for an Academy Award for animation. Lasseter is the head animator at Pixar, the computer animation company that grew out of the computer graphics division of George Lucas's Lucasfilm. Lassetter also designed and animated the stained glass knight in Steven Spielberg's 1985 film "Young Sherlock Holmes." (Rebroadcast.


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