Category Archives: Animation History

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…

“The Enemy Bacteria” (1945)
Animation History
June 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Enemy Bacteria” (1945)

Walter Lantz made many commercial, industrial and educational films beyond his yearly output of theatrical entertainment cartoons. One of the weirdest – and best – is The Enemy Bacteria, produced…

Paramount Cartoon Posters
Animation History
June 17, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoon Posters

Ahh… the Paramount cartoons of the 1940s. Today, a gallery of Famous Studios in its glory, with Popeye, Little Lulu, Screen Songs and the Noveltoons. Supplemented by George Pal’s stop-motion…

More Walter Lantz Photo Backgrounds
Animation History
June 14, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

More Walter Lantz Photo Backgrounds

Once again collector Martin Almeyra has shared with us a bunch of the original photographic backgrounds from Walter Lantz Dinky Doodle or Hot Dog cartoons. This batch is unidentified as…

The Live Action Lips of “Syncro-Vox”!
Animation History
June 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Live Action Lips of “Syncro-Vox”!

What was the story behind those live action lips, super-imposed over the stiffest limited animation ever made? Clutch Cargo, Space Angel, Captain Fathom – parodied on Conan O’Brien and by…

Lantz Oswald on DVD
Animation History
June 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Lantz Oswald on DVD

Today I’m just going to sit back and rave about a new DVD I watched this past weekend. This is a an unabashed plug for Steve Stanchfield’s latest DVD release,…