Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

Signed by Walt? Drawn to a D
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
March 4, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

Signed by Walt? Drawn to a D

When Pinto Colvig switched from Lantz to Disney, his looping signature may have played a small role in leading to something iconic and happily everlasting.

The Mouse Strikes Back
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
February 18, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

The Mouse Strikes Back

Ben Clopton was a rugged cowpoke from Montana before he came to Hollywood. After he among others left Walt Disney to sign with Winkler Studios, it was The Mouse that got the last laugh.

Weird “Woody Woodpecker” Records
ANIMATION SPIN
January 31, 2017 posted by Greg Ehrbar

Weird “Woody Woodpecker” Records

Take a look at two “studio cast” LP’s from the late 1950’s featuring Walter Lantz Car-Tune songs that filled out their track lists with previously released recordings.

Bolivar, the Ostrich Unspoken
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
January 21, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

Bolivar, the Ostrich Unspoken

How a St. Bernard from a 1936 cartoon and his subsequent Disney comics appearances may trace a path back to a forgotten character created by Pinto Colvig and Walter Lantz.

The King of Jazz gets Animated
NEEDLE DROP NOTES
December 19, 2016 posted by James Parten

The King of Jazz gets Animated

Paul Whiteman conducted the biggest dance-band throughout the 1920’s, and into the 1930’s. He also appeared two cartoons with Oswald Rabbit and Walter Lantz.

Slipping a Mickey, 1931
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
December 10, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Slipping a Mickey, 1931

Walter Lantz knew that his animation staff dreamed of working at the Disney Studio, and at times he could end a mouseful of ambitions with a single phone call.