Category Archives: Animation History

Tex Avery’s “Lucky Ducky” (1948)
Animation History
August 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Tex Avery’s “Lucky Ducky” (1948)

Today we celebrate one of my favorite Tex Avery MGM cartoons – Lucky Ducky (originally released October 9th, 1948). It was a duck hunting cartoon (Porky’s Duck Hunt) eleven years…

Screening Cartoons in 35mm
Animation History
August 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Screening Cartoons in 35mm

I’ve advocated and endorsed screening classic cartoons in 35mm Technicolor for years. Though most of us grew up seeing these on TV (and the younger among us, through You Tube…

“Variety” in Animation
Animation History
August 10, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Variety” in Animation

A friend of mine who works for Variety challenged me to list as many cartoons I can think of that the famed Hollywood trade publication appeared in. After thinking about…

Fleischer For Sale
Animation History
August 5, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Fleischer For Sale

Super animation art collector Ryan Englade is putting some choice Fleischer Studios pieces up for auction on October 21 and 22. The auction is via S/R Labs with a hard-copy…

Betty Boop in “I Heard”
Animation History
August 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Betty Boop in “I Heard”

Max Fleischer’s I Heard is one of my favorite Betty Boop pre-code cartoons, with one of the best soundtracks the studio ever had. But here’s a little mystery recently brought…

The “White” Oswald Rabbit
Animation History
July 8, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The “White” Oswald Rabbit

Today, a small tribute to the white version of Oswald Rabbit… The middle Lantz lucky rabbit, who failed to impress in approximately 33 cartoons produced between 1935 (first appearing in…

Animation Auction Alert!
Animation History
July 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Animation Auction Alert!

Opening this month at the Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California, is a preview showing of original animation art being offered in an incredible auction by Profiles in History….