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Bolivar, the Ostrich Unspoken
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
January 21, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

Bolivar, the Ostrich Unspoken

How a St. Bernard from a 1936 cartoon and his subsequent Disney comics appearances may trace a path back to a forgotten character created by Pinto Colvig and Walter Lantz.

Animation Anecdotes #297
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 20, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #297

“Cartoonists are unusual people. They are adults who never grow old,” said Bill Hanna. “Our employees’ ages range from the teen-aged to the white-haired, but the atmosphere is that of the young at heart.”

Comics by Warren Foster
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
January 18, 2017 posted by Devon Baxter

Comics by Warren Foster

Here are a few of the known comic book stories, that I’m aware of, written by Fleischer-Warner Bros-Hanna Barbera storyman Warren Foster.

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.