Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

Walter Lantz’ “Jungle Jive” (1944)
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August 26, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

Walter Lantz’ “Jungle Jive” (1944)

Time for some boogie-woogie jungle rhythm! Shamus Culhane directs his crew – including Emery Hawkins, Les Kline, Paul Smith, Pat Matthews and Don Williams – in a jive-jumping’ Walter Lantz “Swing Symphony”.

Stanley Kubrick and Violent Cartoons, 1956
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August 22, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Stanley Kubrick and Violent Cartoons, 1956

As Stanley Kubrick’s directorial career progressed the argument could be made that he had studied some Walter Lantz cartoons. Not just any cartoons, but specifically the brutal ones directed by Shamus Culhane.

Walter Lantz Plays it Lucky, 1928
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July 25, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Walter Lantz Plays it Lucky, 1928

Walt Disney liked to say that it all started with a Mouse, but there exists a Bizarro universe where the story goes differently. Here is the flip-side of that Mickey origin tale, where Walter Lantz is the guy at the table left holding all the chips.

Tex Avery Loses an Eye, 1933
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June 27, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Tex Avery Loses an Eye, 1933

This was a gruesome incident that gets whispered about in the annals of Golden Age animation, so perhaps it is time to point a forensic lens at that devastating paperclip…