Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
March 25, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)

We’re shaking things up this time with a very popular Walter Lantz Swing Symphony! Director Shamus Culhane’s keen sense of design, cutting, timing and characterization at the Lantz studio gave…

Animation Anecdotes #196
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 23, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #196

Where In The World of George Pal Is Woody Woodpecker? Animation producer Walter Lantz and filmmaker George Pal were very good friends. As the terrific animation historian Joe Adamson wrote…

Animation Anecdotes #195
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 16, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #195

Unproduced Don Bluth Films. Here are two more pitches that the Bluth studio prepared to pitch back in the 1980s and 90s – two projects that might have been. SATYRDAY….

Animation Anecdotes #193
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 2, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #193

Animated Hope. Popular comedian Bob Hope had a very distinctive face and he was always joking about his “ski slope” nose so you might think he would have been a…

Woody Woodpecker on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
September 30, 2014 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Woody Woodpecker on Records

A peek through the knothole at two record albums featuring classic Walter Lantz characters – Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, Andy Panda – as well as the radiant Mrs. Lantz. WOODY…

Animation Anecdotes #179
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
September 12, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #179

Happy the Humbug. Many animators tried to create their own comic strip and some were more successful than others. The character “Happy The Humbug” was first developed in 1940 by…

Animation Anecdotes #177
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 29, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #177

Maurice Noble and Fresh Ideas. In a 1992 interview, animation designer Maurice Noble said, “Whatever I worked on, I tried to give freshness and make as eye-appealing as possible. Always,…