Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

Witch Crafty for Halloween, 1955
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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.

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930
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October 17, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930

The assignment that really accelerated the Lantz studio’s sophistication with musical sync was the animated introduction to “The King of Jazz”, a feature film that showcased the music of Paul Whiteman.

Alex Lovy is All Aces, 1942
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October 3, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Alex Lovy is All Aces, 1942

In concluding these posts on the first-ever study of cartoon violence, a look at the original report reveals a surprise: the data shows the opposite of what is typically reported today.

Alberta Siegel Sets a Rubber Knife, 1955
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September 5, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Alberta Siegel Sets a Rubber Knife, 1955

No one who worked on Walter Lantz’ “Ace in the Hole” could possibly have anticipated what it would unleash when the cartoon became part of a controlled experiment to gauge children’s behavior.

Walter Lantz’ “Jungle Jive” (1944)
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August 26, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

Walter Lantz’ “Jungle Jive” (1944)

Time for some boogie-woogie jungle rhythm! Shamus Culhane directs his crew – including Emery Hawkins, Les Kline, Paul Smith, Pat Matthews and Don Williams – in a jive-jumping’ Walter Lantz “Swing Symphony”.

Stanley Kubrick and Violent Cartoons, 1956
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August 22, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Stanley Kubrick and Violent Cartoons, 1956

As Stanley Kubrick’s directorial career progressed the argument could be made that he had studied some Walter Lantz cartoons. Not just any cartoons, but specifically the brutal ones directed by Shamus Culhane.