Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

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,…

Animation Anecdotes #173
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 1, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #173

Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell. In the first Pepe LePew cartoon, “Odor-able Kitty” (1945), the amorous French skunk chases a MALE tomcat who has disguised himself as a skunk to avoid…

Animation Anecdotes #172
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 25, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #172

When is a Walter Lantz character NOT really a Walter Lantz character? In 1959, Western Publishing was creating a series of comic books based on licensed characters from Disney, Warner…

Animation Anecdotes #171
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 18, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #171

Animated Stooge. “During the era in which the Three Stooges made a cameo in ‘Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’, head stooge Moe Howard had a company that I thought could…

Animation Anecdotes #169
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
July 4, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #169

Robert Crumb on Ralph Bakshi: In 2011, underground comix legend Robert Crumb sat down with Alex Wood, the person who runs Crumb’s official website, to talk about important people in…

Animation Anecdotes #168
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 27, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #168

The Cow Problem. Animation producer Walter Lantz discussed in the January 4, 1958 issue of TV Guide some of the difficulties with using his classic animated shorts on his new…

Animation Anecdotes #167
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 20, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #167

Colorized Oswald. In 1984, Fred Ladd and Entercolor Technologies Corp. did a colorization test on the Walter Lantz Oswald the Rabbit cartoon The Toy Shoppe (1934). Universal rejected it and…

Animation Anecdotes #166
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 13, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #166

It Pays To Advertise. At the beginning of Wet Blanket Policy (1948) is an advertisment for the DELL comic book New Funnies that featured stories of the Walter Lantz characters….