Category Archives: Animation History

“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….

Let’s Sing Along With Oswald!
Animation History
June 26, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Let’s Sing Along With Oswald!

This 9×12″ 12-page Oswald book from 1930 comes to us from super-collector Martin Almeyra. This particular copy was signed by Walter Lantz, who dedicated the book to “Mary” who, Almeyra…