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The King of Jazz gets Animated
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December 19, 2016 posted by James Parten

The King of Jazz gets Animated

Paul Whiteman conducted the biggest dance-band throughout the 1920’s, and into the 1930’s. He also appeared two cartoons with Oswald Rabbit and Walter Lantz.

Animation Anecdotes #293
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December 16, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #293

Fred and Barney did not exactly “meet” Marvel’s Thing character except in the opening credits and short bumper segments. Where did this wacky idea come from and why was it bought by NBC?

Comics by Marty Taras – Part 1
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December 14, 2016 posted by Devon Baxter

Comics by Marty Taras – Part 1

In between his move from Terry to Famous, Marty Taras began drawing “funny animal” stories, primarily for Jason Comic Art (JCA), run by publisher Edward Jason.

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)
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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.