Over a century ago Charles Chaplin was the biggest box office draw in America. Cashing in on that fame were three film studios that turned out nearly 30 Charlie Chaplin cartoons from 1915 to 1923.
Category Archives: Cartoon Research Books
In researching Clutch Cargo for my new book, I discovered the real action and adventure transpired with the crew behind the making of the cartoon.
The biggest surprise in my investigation of the animated adventures of Happy Hooligan, was that the character wasn’t just famous – he was incredibly popular.
Cartoon TeleTales, network television’s first “cartoon” series, wasn’t actually ‘animated’ – but it achieved hundreds of thousands of viewers during its broadcasts in 1948-1950.
DePatie-Freleng’s Super President has had over 50 years to resonate with animation fans. While the quality of the series is debatable, the show has nonetheless developed a small, but growing cult following.