Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

“Wet Blanket Policy” (1948)
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April 22, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

“Wet Blanket Policy” (1948)

“Ha-ha-ha-HA-ha! Ha-ha-ha-HA-ha! That’s the Woody Woodpecker Song…” In 1947, musicians George Tibbles and Ramey Idriss played Walter Lantz their new song about his famous manic woodpecker over the phone. Tibbles…

Animation Anecdotes #206
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April 3, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #206

Paul Terry on Animation. Paul Terry, who first came to attention with his series of Aesop Fables cartoons in the silent film era that even inspired Walt Disney, told Harry…

“Abou Ben Boogie” (1944)
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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
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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
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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…