Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

Animation Anecdotes #243
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 1, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #243

Happy New Year! We start the year with anecdotes on The Reluctant Dragon and Baby Weems, Rankin-Bass and Thundercats, Private Snafu, Yellow Submarine and Walter Lantz’ Jitterbugs.

Tex Avery Chills and Thrills, 1955
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
December 26, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Tex Avery Chills and Thrills, 1955

There is even more to this Legend of Rockabye Point than at first meets the eye. Decades later, follow a runaway holiday balloon to learn a new secret about the man who gave us Chilly Willy.

Walter Lantz “Barber Of Seville” (1944)
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November 25, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

Walter Lantz “Barber Of Seville” (1944)

Today’s Thanksgiving feature is Shamus Culhane’s first Woody Woodpecker! “Seville” marked the first appearance of a polished incarnation of Woody, designed by animator Emery Hawkins and layout artist Art Heinemann.

Oswald Strings a Treasure, 1936
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
November 14, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Oswald Strings a Treasure, 1936

The premise of Puppet Show is that Oswald is a puppeteer who loses control of his puppet’s strings. Various live-action marionettes were used, comprising some very unfortunate cultural stereotypes, yet remains a rare filmed record of a 1936 puppet show.

Witch Crafty for Halloween, 1955
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
October 31, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Witch Crafty for Halloween, 1955

For Halloween, a cartoon that makes us SCREAM: it marks the moment when the Walter Lantz cartoons take a precipitous turn for the worse, commencing a nosedive from which they never recovered.