Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

A Paul J. Smith Scrapbook
Animation History
June 4, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

A Paul J. Smith Scrapbook

Who was “Paul J. Smith” (1906-1980)? He was a pioneering animator who started with Walt Disney on the Alice Comedies, then joined Harman-Ising on the Bosko Looney Tunes and Merrie…

Red Riding Hucksters
CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVERTISING
May 31, 2014 posted by Mike Kazaleh

Red Riding Hucksters

Ever since the writers in the cartoon business discovered deadlines, fairy tales have been a surefire way to fill up screen time. That goes for commercials too. One of the…

Animation Anecdotes #154
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 21, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #154

Story Behind Mickey and the Seal. “Walt had seen ‘Mickey and the Seal’ storyboards and in his own way raved about it, saying: ‘That is like the old-time shorts; who…

Animation Anecdotes #153
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 14, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #153

Bedroom Story. According to legend, while Walter Lantz was on his honeymoon at a cabin at Sherwood Lake in California, his marital bliss was interrupted repeatedly by an annoying woodpecker….

“Wild And Woody” (1948)
Animation History
February 5, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

“Wild And Woody” (1948)

Long before Pixar and and Toy Story, another “Sheriff Woody” roamed the wild west. And when he did, he was accompanied by master animators Freddy Moore, Ed Love and Pat…

Animation Anecdotes #145
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 17, 2014 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #145

Charlie Chaplin and Walter Lantz. Actor Charlie Chaplin was an influence on Walt Disney but also on Walter Lantz. Lantz told an interviewer: “What I used to do was project…