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MGM’s “The Old Mill Pond”
Animation History
March 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

MGM’s “The Old Mill Pond”

Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising were Walt Disney’s most dogged competitors – friendly competitors to be sure, but they spent much of their time in the 1930s not only trying…

“Hungarian Goulash” (1930)
Animation History
March 2, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Hungarian Goulash” (1930)

Today, from animation archivist Steve Stanchfield’s secret stash, an exclusive rarity. For years, Paul Terry’s Terrytoons have been off the air and unavailable for any to see. For decades before…

8mm Looney Tunes
Animation History
March 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

8mm Looney Tunes

In a quick follow-up to my post on AAP last week, lets take a look how AAP, later United Artists (UA), exploited the pre-1948 Warner Bros. cartoons library to the…

April 4th in LA: A Roger Rabbit Reunion
Events
February 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

April 4th in LA: A Roger Rabbit Reunion

It’s not online yet and you can’t order tickets till March 4th, but here’s the heads up on a major LA animation event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

Warner Cartoon Postcards
Animation History
February 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Warner Cartoon Postcards

I got a lot of positive response to my post about The Bugs Bunny Show last week – including this postcard from reader DJ Anderson. The image above is a…

Trailer: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
News
February 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Trailer: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

Sony has just released the first trailer for its forthcoming sequel to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. I loved the first film by Chris Miller and Phil Lord –…

Pianist Envy
WHAT ABOUT THAD?
February 26, 2013 posted by Thad Komorowski

Pianist Envy

I missed posting this in time for Oscar night, but rather than talk about Seth MacFarlane’s performance, let’s turn back the clock to another historic Oscar controversy… It was once…

Welcome To Cartoon Research 2.0
Commentary
February 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Welcome To Cartoon Research 2.0

You didn’t think I’d stop blogging, did you? Welcome to a new version of my old website. I established an entity called Cartoon Research Co. almost 20 years ago, and…

April 6th in LA: “The HB Show”
Events
February 23, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

April 6th in LA: “The HB Show”

This is gonna be good – From April 6th until April 20th the Van Eaton Galleries will be exhibiting a group art show celebrating the legacy of Hanna-Barbera. Over 90…