Tag Archives: MGM Cartoons

Tex Avery’s “Lucky Ducky” (1948)
Animation History
August 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Tex Avery’s “Lucky Ducky” (1948)

Today we celebrate one of my favorite Tex Avery MGM cartoons – Lucky Ducky (originally released October 9th, 1948). It was a duck hunting cartoon (Porky’s Duck Hunt) eleven years…

Harman and Ising at MGM
Animation History
May 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Harman and Ising at MGM

Super collector Martin Almeyra has shared with me (and by extension, you) his collection of Harman-Ising material. So much material that I will have to dole it out in several…

The Lion’s Roar for MGM Cartoons
Animation History
March 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The Lion’s Roar for MGM Cartoons

From October 1937 until August 1941 MGM published a magazine (MGM Short Story, at left) – exclusively distributed to its exhibitors – devoted to its live action and animated short…

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

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…