Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

Walter Lantz “Barber Of Seville” (1944)
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November 25, 2015 posted by Devon Baxter

Walter Lantz “Barber Of Seville” (1944)

Today’s Thanksgiving feature is Shamus Culhane’s first Woody Woodpecker! “Seville” marked the first appearance of a polished incarnation of Woody, designed by animator Emery Hawkins and layout artist Art Heinemann.

Oswald Strings a Treasure, 1936
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November 14, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Oswald Strings a Treasure, 1936

The premise of Puppet Show is that Oswald is a puppeteer who loses control of his puppet’s strings. Various live-action marionettes were used, comprising some very unfortunate cultural stereotypes, yet remains a rare filmed record of a 1936 puppet show.

Witch Crafty for Halloween, 1955
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October 31, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Witch Crafty for Halloween, 1955

For Halloween, a cartoon that makes us SCREAM: it marks the moment when the Walter Lantz cartoons take a precipitous turn for the worse, commencing a nosedive from which they never recovered.

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930
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October 17, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Paul Whiteman Tops a Jazz Rabbit, 1930

The assignment that really accelerated the Lantz studio’s sophistication with musical sync was the animated introduction to “The King of Jazz”, a feature film that showcased the music of Paul Whiteman.

Alex Lovy is All Aces, 1942
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October 3, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Alex Lovy is All Aces, 1942

In concluding these posts on the first-ever study of cartoon violence, a look at the original report reveals a surprise: the data shows the opposite of what is typically reported today.

Alberta Siegel Sets a Rubber Knife, 1955
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September 5, 2015 posted by Tom Klein

Alberta Siegel Sets a Rubber Knife, 1955

No one who worked on Walter Lantz’ “Ace in the Hole” could possibly have anticipated what it would unleash when the cartoon became part of a controlled experiment to gauge children’s behavior.

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”.