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Cab Calloway Cartoons – Part 3
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June 25, 2017 posted by James Parten

Cab Calloway Cartoons – Part 3

Disney is not usually associated with celebrity-caricature cartoons. But one of their Silly Symphonies included a Cab Calloway spoof with the same white suit …and the same degree of energy.

Popeye Goes Latin – Part 2
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June 4, 2017 posted by James Parten

Popeye Goes Latin – Part 2

W’ere On Our Way To Rio was the third of the Technicolor Popeye’s – and one could argue the most lushly-animated cartoon Famous Studios ever produced.

Popeye Goes Latin – 1
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May 28, 2017 posted by James Parten

Popeye Goes Latin – 1

Cartoons discovered the appeal of the Conga Dance, as demonstrated by its appearance in shorts from Warner Bros.. Terrytoons… and yes, Max Fleischer.

Quiz Show Cartoons – part 4: 1950s
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May 14, 2017 posted by James Parten

Quiz Show Cartoons – part 4: 1950s

During the late 1950’s, Warner Bros. released several cartoons spoofing individual television shows. It is these cartoons – Wideo Wabbit (1956) and People Are Bunny (1959) – that concern us here.

Quiz Show Cartoons – Part 2
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April 30, 2017 posted by James Parten

Quiz Show Cartoons – Part 2

Catch-phrases from radio, commercial jingles and slogans –all were grist for the Warners’ mill. So why should the newly-arisen format of the quiz show be any different?