Category Archives: Animation Trails

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.

Hit the Beach (Part 3)
Animation Trails
July 14, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 3)

Proceeding deeper into the 1930’s, we continue to encounter the occasional visit to a savage cannibal island, and even more retellings of Robinson Crusoe.

Hit the Beach (Part 2)
Animation Trails
July 7, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 2)

As one of literature’s most famous beach dwellers was Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe”, Hollywood animators had a field day adapting his exploits in cartoons.

Hit the Beach (Part 1)
Animation Trails
June 30, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Hit the Beach (Part 1)

Let’s see how our favorite characters tackle the hazards of sunburn, out of control tides, attacking sea creatures, or merely trying to hold on to a picnic lunch.