Tag Archives: Harman-Ising

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

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.

Yuletide Flickers!
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
December 8, 2016 posted by

Yuletide Flickers!

The idea of “Yuletide Flickers” was to have a collection that resembled both holiday shows at movie theaters and the home movie experiences of the past.

MGM Title Card Art
Animation History
May 20, 2013 posted by

MGM Title Card Art

Today, a little gallery of art – courtesy of Mike Van Eaton, animation art dealer extraordinaire – of MGM Cartoon title cards, circa 1939-40. Mike calls me over to the…

MGM’s “The Old Mill Pond”
Animation History
March 3, 2013 posted by

MGM’s “The Old Mill Pond”

Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising were Walt Disney’s most dogged competitors – friendly competitors to be sure, but they spent much of their time in the 1930s not only trying…