Category Archives: WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE

World War Woodpecker, 1941
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
March 5, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

World War Woodpecker, 1941

For $21 a day, once a month, a soldier’s life was just the fit for these characters from Toyland, and Bugs Hardaway was the veteran of a real war who made up the gags.

Tex Avery Chills and Thrills, 1955
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
December 26, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Tex Avery Chills and Thrills, 1955

There is even more to this Legend of Rockabye Point than at first meets the eye. Decades later, follow a runaway holiday balloon to learn a new secret about the man who gave us Chilly Willy.

Oswald Strings a Treasure, 1936
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
November 14, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Oswald Strings a Treasure, 1936

The premise of Puppet Show is that Oswald is a puppeteer who loses control of his puppet’s strings. Various live-action marionettes were used, comprising some very unfortunate cultural stereotypes, yet remains a rare filmed record of a 1936 puppet show.

Witch Crafty for Halloween, 1955
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
October 31, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Witch Crafty for Halloween, 1955

For Halloween, a cartoon that makes us SCREAM: it marks the moment when the Walter Lantz cartoons take a precipitous turn for the worse, commencing a nosedive from which they never recovered.