Category Archives: WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE

The Mouse Strikes Back
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
February 18, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

The Mouse Strikes Back

Ben Clopton was a rugged cowpoke from Montana before he came to Hollywood. After he among others left Walt Disney to sign with Winkler Studios, it was The Mouse that got the last laugh.

Bolivar, the Ostrich Unspoken
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
January 21, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

Bolivar, the Ostrich Unspoken

How a St. Bernard from a 1936 cartoon and his subsequent Disney comics appearances may trace a path back to a forgotten character created by Pinto Colvig and Walter Lantz.

Slipping a Mickey, 1931
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
December 10, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Slipping a Mickey, 1931

Walter Lantz knew that his animation staff dreamed of working at the Disney Studio, and at times he could end a mouseful of ambitions with a single phone call.

Vampires at Universal, 1930
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
November 26, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Vampires at Universal, 1930

After he took over the Oswald series, Walter Lantz sometimes worked nights at Universal, putting him in among the same late shift hours as the cast and crew of the classic movie, Drácula. Plus, a tribute to Lupita Tovar.

Milt Schaffer Made Safer? 1942
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
November 12, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Milt Schaffer Made Safer? 1942

One day at the Lantz studio, prior to moving to a new building, Milt Schaffer and Bugs Hardaway put the storyboards for a new cartoon into a metal safe and the rest was history.

Red, White and Moon
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
October 29, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Red, White and Moon

Looking back, the moon landing was a harbinger of American destiny in the Cold War, with a revelation about what may have obscured an historic art gallery.