Category Archives: WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE

The Lantz Legacy
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
April 29, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

The Lantz Legacy

Psst, a secret. After fifty columns looking at so many facets and anecdotes of Walter’s life, here is how his legacy resonates today.

Wild and Woody
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
April 15, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

Wild and Woody

Long before ‘infinity and beyond’, there was an original Sheriff Woody and a rival named Buzz.

Signed by Walt? Drawn to a D
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
March 4, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

Signed by Walt? Drawn to a D

When Pinto Colvig switched from Lantz to Disney, his looping signature may have played a small role in leading to something iconic and happily everlasting.

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.