Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

The Birth of a Toothpick, 1939
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April 30, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

The Birth of a Toothpick, 1939

Burt Gillett made a lost classic that very few are aware of, being the oddball entry within a short-lived animated series, but here’s betting you enjoy watching his delusional hero voiced by Mel Blanc.

Bugs Hardaway of Battery D
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March 19, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Bugs Hardaway of Battery D

When it came over the radio that FDR had died, the story team at Lantz Productions went quiet, and then the former artillery sergeant said, “Harry’s the President.”

Walter Lantz’ “Fish Fry” (1944)
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March 9, 2016 posted by Devon Baxter

Walter Lantz’ “Fish Fry” (1944)

Here’s an Oscar-nominated Walter Lantz cartoon with Andy Panda! Director Shamus Culhane particularly detested the good-natured panda, claiming his cartoons to be “too goddamn sweet and cuddly.”

World War Woodpecker, 1941
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March 5, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

World War Woodpecker, 1941

For $21 a day, once a month, a soldier’s life was just the fit for these characters from Toyland, and Bugs Hardaway was the veteran of a real war who made up the gags.