Category Archives: WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
October 17, 2015 posted by

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930

The assignment that really accelerated the Lantz studio’s sophistication with musical sync was the animated introduction to “The King of Jazz”, a feature film that showcased the music of Paul Whiteman.

Alex Lovy is All Aces, 1942
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October 3, 2015 posted by

Alex Lovy is All Aces, 1942

In concluding these posts on the first-ever study of cartoon violence, a look at the original report reveals a surprise: the data shows the opposite of what is typically reported today.

Walter Lantz Plays it Lucky, 1928
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
July 25, 2015 posted by

Walter Lantz Plays it Lucky, 1928

Walt Disney liked to say that it all started with a Mouse, but there exists a Bizarro universe where the story goes differently. Here is the flip-side of that Mickey origin tale, where Walter Lantz is the guy at the table left holding all the chips.

Tex Avery Loses an Eye, 1933
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June 27, 2015 posted by

Tex Avery Loses an Eye, 1933

This was a gruesome incident that gets whispered about in the annals of Golden Age animation, so perhaps it is time to point a forensic lens at that devastating paperclip…