Category Archives: Animation History

The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 1
Animation History
January 20, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 1

Way back when, on my old Lost Warner Bros. Original Titles page, I posted two rare examples of the 1934 Bosko comic strip (or perhaps better described as a “comic…

8mm Cartoon Boxes
Animation History
October 30, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

8mm Cartoon Boxes

In honor of my appearance on today’s live broadcast of Stu’s Show (at 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific, if you miss it: archived downloads available here) where we’ll be discussing collecting…

The Jam Handy Building
Animation History
October 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Jam Handy Building

I had an incredible time last weekend in Detroit Michigan, presenting a screening at the Detroit Institute of Arts and visiting with Steve Stanchfield. Let me say again that if…

Vintage Cartoon Flip Books
Animation History
September 30, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Vintage Cartoon Flip Books

In an age of DVDs and You Tube videos – serving up moving pictures and animation at a tap of a finger – I’m still a nut for classic cartoon…

Fleischer Studios in Miami
Animation History
September 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer Studios in Miami

Today a special pictorial tribute to the Fleischer studio building in Miami, Florida. As we all know, after the success of Disney’s Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Paramount had…

Sam Katzman’s Animated Superman
Animation History
September 17, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sam Katzman’s Animated Superman

In the summer of 1993, I (on behalf of Asifa Hollywood) got involved with organizing the Ojai Animation Festival, a short-lived but wonderful weekend out of town, that attracted many…

Sing-A-Long with “School Days”
Animation History
September 11, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sing-A-Long with “School Days”

When I was growing up in New York City, between the morning sitcom reruns and the afternoon cartoon shows (I didn’t get out much), was The Joe Franklin Show (aka…

Edgar Kennedy In Cartoons
Animation History
August 31, 2013 posted by Ron Hall

Edgar Kennedy In Cartoons

Editor’s Note: I’m delighted today to post a guest column by my longtime friend – film historian Ron Hall. Ron presides over his own classic movie blog, Cafe Roxy and…