Here we are at the #2 installment of the Paramount Sales News cartoons. Hal Seeger gives us one offering a week beginning at the end of March 1934. Excuse the quality of April 18, I’m especially sorry because it’s a beautiful example of “things come to creepy life” that epitomized the Fleischer studio style. Lots more of them to come.
I also should have addressed in my initial post that “in the red” means losing money in sales language and “green,” rather than “black,” means profit, but didn’t because I thought that was obvious. Evidently not, as some of the younger readers on Facebook thought “beat the red” meant Disney cartoons. Really!? What would clean-living Walt say?
(Please note: There was no cartoon in April 11’s edition)
Here’s what the salesmen had to work with. A sample of two great Fleischer cartoons in release during the period these ads above were published.
Ha! Ha! Ha! (released March 2, 1934)
Can You Take It (released April 27th 1934)