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Pondering “Go Get The Ax”
NEEDLE DROP NOTES
January 16, 2017 posted by James Parten

Pondering “Go Get The Ax”

No one knows much about this song – featured in Oswald’s “Alaska” and strummed by Bugs Bunny in “Hare Trigger”. But I have my own theory as to the origins of this number.

Those MGM Jazz Frog Cartoons
Christopher P. Lehman
January 14, 2017 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

Those MGM Jazz Frog Cartoons

Beyond producing cartoons starring humanoid versions of Bosko and Honey at MGM, Harman and Ising also specialized in films starring caricatures of black jazz musicians – as frogs.

Animation Anecdotes #296
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 13, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #296

Reason and Emotion (1943) was a wartime short made by the Disney, depicting emotions as cartoon personas. The character of Emotion was modeled after animator Ward Kimball.

Comics by Phil Monroe
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
January 11, 2017 posted by Devon Baxter

Comics by Phil Monroe

One of Chuck Jones top animators, Phil Monroe, joined his colleagues, picking up a few extra bucks by drawing funny animal comics – with several written by Michael Maltese!