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Paramount Cartoons 1965-1966
Animation History
November 16, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1965-1966

This season we say goodbye to Howard Post, Modern Madcaps and Noveltoons. Say hello to Honey Halfwitch, Shamus Culhane and “Sir Blur”.

My Time With Hiro Media Associates
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
November 15, 2015 posted by Fred Patten

My Time With Hiro Media Associates

Yes, I was associated with Hiro Media Associates. In 1983, they had just launched a monthly anime magazine and they wanted me to write a monthly column on American animation and fan activities

Oswald Strings a Treasure, 1936
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
November 14, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Oswald Strings a Treasure, 1936

The premise of Puppet Show is that Oswald is a puppeteer who loses control of his puppet’s strings. Various live-action marionettes were used, comprising some very unfortunate cultural stereotypes, yet remains a rare filmed record of a 1936 puppet show.

Animation Anecdotes #237
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 13, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #237

“Rhapsody Rabbit” (1946) features concert pianist Bugs Bunny’s challenges as he tries to perform Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody while being harassed by a mouse. Sound familiar?

Paramount Cartoons 1964-65
Animation History
November 9, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1964-65

The 1964-65 season would be a period of transition. Seymour Kneitel’s passing brought some unanticipated changes, director Howard Post and plenty of new characters.