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Let’s Sing Along With Oswald!
Animation History
June 26, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Let’s Sing Along With Oswald!

This 9×12″ 12-page Oswald book from 1930 comes to us from super-collector Martin Almeyra. This particular copy was signed by Walter Lantz, who dedicated the book to “Mary” who, Almeyra…

Those Fighting Virgins
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
June 23, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Those Fighting Virgins

One aspect of Japanese animation that the gaijin fan learns early on is that much of it exhibits Shinto influences, deliberately or subtly. For many early fans, it was the…

Animation Anecdotes #115
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 21, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #115

A Dissenting View. Here’s another example of why to be wary of critics. In a July 1942 issue of “Time” magazine, its reviewer was not quite impressed by the Fleischer…

“The Enemy Bacteria” (1945)
Animation History
June 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Enemy Bacteria” (1945)

Walter Lantz made many commercial, industrial and educational films beyond his yearly output of theatrical entertainment cartoons. One of the weirdest – and best – is The Enemy Bacteria, produced…

Paramount Cartoon Posters
Animation History
June 17, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoon Posters

Ahh… the Paramount cartoons of the 1940s. Today, a gallery of Famous Studios in its glory, with Popeye, Little Lulu, Screen Songs and the Noveltoons. Supplemented by George Pal’s stop-motion…