Category Archives: Animation Trails

Back to School (Part 1)
Animation Trails
September 22, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 1)

Like it or not, the nation faces a return, after a long hiatus, to a tradition as old as the hills – face to face, classroom education.

Hit the Beach (Part 12)
Animation Trails
September 15, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 12)

The season for the beach bug migration is rapidly coming to a close, despite several remaining beach cartoons yet to be discussed.

Hit the Beach (Part 11)
Animation Trails
September 8, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 11)

This week’s installment starts with a rundown of TV Popeye and Mister Magoo, then we move on to Hanna-Barbera – and a brief theatrical renaissance from Walt Disney.

Hit the Beach (Part 10)
Animation Trails
September 1, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 10)

As usual, Hanna Barbera takes the lead in producing beach-related episodes, while a handful of surviving theatrical studios provide occasional output on a similar theme.

Hit the Beach (Part 9)
Animation Trails
August 25, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 9)

Today we follow animation’s sun-worshipers into the later 1950’s. Pass the bottle of Coppertone QT, if you please.

Hit the Beach (Part 8)
Animation Trails
August 18, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 8)

In this installment, we cover the years 1951 through 1953 – another period when suntans seemed more desirable, in spite of dermatologists’ advice.

Hit the Beach (Part 7)
Animation Trails
August 11, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 7)

Once again, Old Sol’s rays bear down upon Toontown, driving its late 40’s and early 50’s population to the coastline to beat the heat.

Hit the Beach (Part 6)
Animation Trails
August 4, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 6)

In the late 1940s, with sea lanes clearing, attention seems to shift in the animation industry to the leisure voyage, and to destinations of palm-fringed shores.

Hit the Beach (Part 5)
Animation Trails
July 28, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 5)

The war years bring a new light to beachfront activities, as the importance of the Pacific Campaign places a new emphasis upon the maritime activities in cartoons.

Hit the Beach (Part 4)
Animation Trails
July 21, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 4)

Ending the 30’s and into the 40’s, we find numerous additional animated outings for the sand and surf crowd.