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French Animation. Part 2: Early Features
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 2, 2014 posted by

French Animation. Part 2: Early Features

Continuing my survey of French animation, I’ll first note that through 1950 isolated French-language animated short films, mostly theatrical animated commercials, began to appear immediately before and during World War…

A Thunderbean Halloween
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
October 30, 2014 posted by

A Thunderbean Halloween

So, Halloween has gotta be the cartoon lover’s favorite holiday, at least for all the weird animated films that either have Halloween themes. We seriously could put a link to…

Max Fleischer Promo Art #22
WHAT ABOUT THAD?
October 27, 2014 posted by

Max Fleischer Promo Art #22

Bigger than MacMurray, Lombard, and Bing? The ads seem to think so. I love that the marketing people promoted the idea that Popeye and Betty had the same star power…

Cereal Thrillers
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
October 25, 2014 posted by

Cereal Thrillers

Why was animation used so often to sell cereal? A lot of people in advertising think cereal is just for kids, and they think the same thing about cartoons. Of…