Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

The King of Jazz gets Animated
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December 19, 2016 posted by

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
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December 10, 2016 posted by

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
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November 26, 2016 posted by

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
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November 12, 2016 posted by

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.

Red, White and Moon
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October 29, 2016 posted by

Red, White and Moon

Looking back, the moon landing was a harbinger of American destiny in the Cold War, with a revelation about what may have obscured an historic art gallery.

Animation Anecdotes #281
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September 23, 2016 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #281

“Columbia did not like the cartoon at all,” said Bill Scott of UPA’s Rooty Toot Toot. “They really would have liked for us to go back to just doing more Fox and Crow”.