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“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)
NEEDLE DROP NOTES
December 12, 2016 posted by James Parten

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)

One wonders if Fleischer’s Organ Grinders Swing could be interpreted as a protest against Mayor La Guardia’s then-recent decree that organ grinders be outlawed in the City of New York.

Slipping a Mickey, 1931
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
December 10, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Slipping a Mickey, 1931

Walter Lantz knew that his animation staff dreamed of working at the Disney Studio, and at times he could end a mouseful of ambitions with a single phone call.

Animation Anecdotes #292
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 9, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #292

When animator, director, producer Hugh Harman passed away November 25th, 1982, he was living pretty close to the poverty line. He could no longer afford to own a car and lived in a ramschackle rooming house.