Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

“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…

More Walter Lantz Photo Backgrounds
Animation History
June 14, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

More Walter Lantz Photo Backgrounds

Once again collector Martin Almeyra has shared with us a bunch of the original photographic backgrounds from Walter Lantz Dinky Doodle or Hot Dog cartoons. This batch is unidentified as…

Lantz Oswald on DVD
Animation History
June 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Lantz Oswald on DVD

Today I’m just going to sit back and rave about a new DVD I watched this past weekend. This is a an unabashed plug for Steve Stanchfield’s latest DVD release,…

Animation Anecdotes #109
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 10, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #109

Two Thumbs Up. In the Disney animated feature, “Aladdin” (1992), when Aladdin pushes through the crowd to see Prince Achmed, he stands between caricatures of producers-directors Ron Clements and John…

“Boy Meets Dog” by Walter Lantz
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
May 2, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Boy Meets Dog” by Walter Lantz

Starting today, I’m going to devote each Thursday here on Cartoon Research exploring the film vault of Steve Stanchfield of Thunderbean Animation. Steve is graciously allowing us in to view…

Theatrical Cartoons 1961-62
Animation History
March 28, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Theatrical Cartoons 1961-62

My recent reprinting of Boxoffice Magazine’s annual short subject issue for 1964-65 proved so popular, I think I’ll feature these on a semi-regular basis. This week I’ve decided to take…

Walter Lantz Thru United Artists
Animation History
March 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Walter Lantz Thru United Artists

When Walter Lantz met with Universal in 1947, to renegotiate his contract, the studio played hard ball. It wanted to completely own all of the Lantz cartoons in perpetuity. But…

Animation Anecdotes #102
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 22, 2013 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #102

That’s the Woodpecker Song. The Woody Woodpecker Song was recorded by Kay Kyser in 1947 and it was an immediate hit. Recorded at 11:50 pm on December 31st to avoid…