Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

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.

Vampires at Universal, 1930
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
November 26, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Vampires at Universal, 1930

After he took over the Oswald series, Walter Lantz sometimes worked nights at Universal, putting him in among the same late shift hours as the cast and crew of the classic movie, Drácula. Plus, a tribute to Lupita Tovar.

Milt Schaffer Made Safer? 1942
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
November 12, 2016 posted by Tom Klein

Milt Schaffer Made Safer? 1942

One day at the Lantz studio, prior to moving to a new building, Milt Schaffer and Bugs Hardaway put the storyboards for a new cartoon into a metal safe and the rest was history.