Tag Archives: Leon Schlesinger

“The Mighty Hunters” (1940)
Animation History
February 10, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Mighty Hunters” (1940)

Leon Schlesinger’s Merrie Melodies cartoon The Mighty Hunters (1940) is one of a brief experiment by the producer to adapt other artists work to animation (Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches The…

Animation Anecdotes #137
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 22, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #137

A Charlie Brown Christmas. In 1963, Lee Mendelson made an hour documentary about cartoonist Charles Schulz which featured about three minutes worth of animation. For two years, he couldn’t sell…

Two More Notorious Animation Myths
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
July 7, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Two More Notorious Animation Myths

I asked in an earlier column, “How much of what everyone ‘knows’ about animation history is wrong?” This week’s column will look two more widespread animation myths. Here’s the first:…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.6
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
June 10, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.6

The Schlesinger Studio in-house newsletter was always a little “looney” – but this one is the silliest of the bunch. Printed to coincide with April Fools Day, the whole thing…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.5
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
May 11, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.5

We continue our close look at Leon Schlesinger Productions, circa 1939, with the fifth issue of their in-house newsletter, The Exposure Sheet. In this edition, Friz Freleng returns, Treg Brown…

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.2
THE EXPOSURE SHEET
March 21, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Schlesinger’s Exposure Sheet 1.2

Here we go with another issue of The Exposure Sheet, the in-house bi-weekly newsletter for employees of the Leon Schlesinger studio (circa January 1939). Like the cartoons themselves, the newsletter…