Category Archives: THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
Ub Iwerks renamed his company Cartoon Films, Ltd. in 1936 after the split with Pat Powers. Here are a few animated theatrical commercials from the studio dating from 1939 and 1940.
I show this tape every year in my animation history class, and I think it’s a good time to share it here. It’s a great document of how Pixar viewed itself at the time.
Here is a real rarity. Several sequences of the White Rabbit from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ animated by Lou Bunin and composited with a live action Perry Como.
Paul Terry is featured in this week’s film as a shining example of how the Social Security system is working. It’s quite a rarity in that I don’t think there are too many surviving prints.
This week’s cartoon is – you guessed it – Cubby Bear! Croon Crazy seems to be the most ‘pre-code’ of the series, with many outlandish gags.
The Harman / Ising Studio produced three ‘Cubby Bear’ cartoons for Van Beuren in 1933. Two of the three, ‘’Cubby World Flight’ and Gay Gaucho’ saw theatrical release, and this one – the third one – didn’t.
Tom Thumb in King Arthur’s Court is an interesting entry in the history of educational films. Hugh Harman started it and Gordon Sheehan completed it. Bizarre to say the least.