Category Archives: Animation History

“Hungarian Goulash” (1930)
Animation History
March 2, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Hungarian Goulash” (1930)

Today, from animation archivist Steve Stanchfield’s secret stash, an exclusive rarity. For years, Paul Terry’s Terrytoons have been off the air and unavailable for any to see. For decades before…

8mm Looney Tunes
Animation History
March 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

8mm Looney Tunes

In a quick follow-up to my post on AAP last week, lets take a look how AAP, later United Artists (UA), exploited the pre-1948 Warner Bros. cartoons library to the…

Warner Cartoon Postcards
Animation History
February 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Warner Cartoon Postcards

I got a lot of positive response to my post about The Bugs Bunny Show last week – including this postcard from reader DJ Anderson. The image above is a…

The Origin of Foghorn Leghorn
Animation History
February 22, 2013 posted by Keith Scott

The Origin of Foghorn Leghorn

I would like to clear up the origins of one of the most beloved stars in Looney Tunes history, Foghorn Leghorn. In late 1944, story man Warren Foster came up…

Scrooge McDuck And Money (1967)
Animation History
February 21, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Scrooge McDuck And Money (1967)

It may have started with a mouse… but it all ended with Scrooge McDuck and Money. Released roughly three months after Disney’s death, in March 1967, it would in theory…

1940s Columbia Screen Gems Posters
Animation History
February 20, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

1940s Columbia Screen Gems Posters

The little studio that couldn’t. Columbia’s poor Screen Gems studio tried its best to compete, but never really came up with a memorable character along the likes of Bugs Bunny,…

WANTED: The Bugs Bunny Show
Animation History
February 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

WANTED: The Bugs Bunny Show

Yesterday I hosted a Looney Tunes marathon screening (six hours!) in Los Angeles. I devoted one hour of it to running a bunch of ABC’s Bugs Bunny Show (1960) bumpers…