Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

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…

Animation Anecdotes #131
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 11, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #131

The Fourth Dimension. Chuck Jones directed five cartoons for Warner Brothers that featured a little African boy named Inki trying to capture an elusive Mynah Bird. “Those cartoons really baffled…

Edgar Kennedy In Cartoons
Animation History
August 31, 2013 posted by Ron Hall

Edgar Kennedy In Cartoons

Editor’s Note: I’m delighted today to post a guest column by my longtime friend – film historian Ron Hall. Ron presides over his own classic movie blog, Cafe Roxy and…

The “White” Oswald Rabbit
Animation History
July 8, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

The “White” Oswald Rabbit

Today, a small tribute to the white version of Oswald Rabbit… The middle Lantz lucky rabbit, who failed to impress in approximately 33 cartoons produced between 1935 (first appearing in…

Let’s Sing Along With Oswald!
Animation History
June 26, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Let’s Sing Along With Oswald!

This 9×12″ 12-page Oswald book from 1930 comes to us from super-collector Martin Almeyra. This particular copy was signed by Walter Lantz, who dedicated the book to “Mary” who, Almeyra…

“The Enemy Bacteria” (1945)
Animation History
June 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Enemy Bacteria” (1945)

Walter Lantz made many commercial, industrial and educational films beyond his yearly output of theatrical entertainment cartoons. One of the weirdest – and best – is The Enemy Bacteria, produced…