Category Archives: Animation History

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…

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…