Category Archives: Animation History

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
March 25, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)

We’re shaking things up this time with a very popular Walter Lantz Swing Symphony! Director Shamus Culhane’s keen sense of design, cutting, timing and characterization at the Lantz studio gave…

The Secret History of “Little Audrey”
Animation History
December 10, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

The Secret History of “Little Audrey”

Readers of this site are familiar with Paramount’s (and later Harvey Comics) Little Audrey – a character created to replace Little Lulu in a series of animated theatrical cartoons beginning…

A Frank Moser Mystery
Animation History
September 24, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

A Frank Moser Mystery

I got an interesting packet in the mail a few weeks ago. It came from London – and I wasn’t expecting it. It was a flat thin barely padded envelope….

Paul Terry’s Terryscope
Animation History
September 17, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

Paul Terry’s Terryscope

My friend Eric Kurland, visual effects animator (Osmosis Jones) and 3D consultant (Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare), recently came into ownership of a very strange 3-D/Cartoon item. It appears…