Tag Archives: Woody Woodpecker

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.

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.

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.

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.