Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

Bugs Hardaway of Battery D
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
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
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
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.

Saturday Book Reviews
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February 13, 2016 posted by Jerry Beck

Saturday Book Reviews

Another round-up new books of interest for dedicated cartoon historians, die-hard cartoon watchers – and just about anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis.