Category Archives: BAXTER’S BREAKDOWNS

MGM’s “The Lonesome Mouse” (1943)
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May 20, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

MGM’s “The Lonesome Mouse” (1943)

This week’s breakdown features Hanna and Barbera’s famous cat-and-mouse duo! The cat-and-mouse rivalry in Bill Hanna-Joe Barbera’s directorial debut, Puss Gets the Boot, was initially met with contempt by producer…

“Wet Blanket Policy” (1948)
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April 22, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“Wet Blanket Policy” (1948)

“Ha-ha-ha-HA-ha! Ha-ha-ha-HA-ha! That’s the Woody Woodpecker Song…” In 1947, musicians George Tibbles and Ramey Idriss played Walter Lantz their new song about his famous manic woodpecker over the phone. Tibbles…

“The Fresh Vegetable Mystery” (1939)
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April 8, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“The Fresh Vegetable Mystery” (1939)

We’re heading over to Miami at Max Fleischer’s animation studio. Today’s entry is a 1939 Color Classic, populated by humanoid produce! (This draft is extracted from Leslie Carbaga’s The Fleischer…

“Birth Of A Notion” (1947)
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April 1, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“Birth Of A Notion” (1947)

Now here’s a bona-fide laugh riot from the McKimson unit! Birth of a Notion was one of the last cartoons Bob Clampett was slated to direct in early 1945 before…

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)
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March 25, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)

We’re shaking things up this time with a very popular Walter Lantz Swing Symphony! Director Shamus Culhane’s keen sense of design, cutting, timing and characterization at the Lantz studio gave…