Season’s Greetings to all of you, from the Cartoon Research crew.
What would this day be without an obscure holiday-themed Terrytoon? Our gift to you this year is: Toyland (1932). Courtesy of Milton Knight, here are some animator identifications:
Jerry Shields did most of the undernourished toy land parade; Santa & dogs sequence: Art Babbitt. Happy chimney: Frank Moser. “Puss in Boots”: Art Babbitt. Dog barks at soldiers: Art Babbitt. Kittens wake up, play with Xmas tree: Bill Tytla. Mice fighting: Bill Tytla. ‘Dancing’ portraits: Frank Moser. Santa downhill, stops at house: Frank Moser. Santa at end: Frank Moser.
While we are at it, let’s throw in this live action bonus: Howdy Doody’s Christmas (1957) featuring Dayton Allen (Heckle and Jeckle, Deputy Dawg, et al) as an escaped convict, and stock footage from Flash Gordon serials (the rocket ship). Good Clean Christmas Fun!