Tag Archives: Otto Messmer
Over a century ago Charles Chaplin was the biggest box office draw in America. Cashing in on that fame were three film studios that turned out nearly 30 Charlie Chaplin cartoons from 1915 to 1923.
This week in Mark Kausler’s closet we found a real piece of gold: a vintage reel of Otto Messmer animation that was originally shown as animated lights in Times Square.
Since it’s almost New Year’s Eve, and that usually involves Times Square, here is a little animation done by Otto Mesmer exclusively shown on billboards on Broadway back in the 50s.
Today’s artist is more notable than many of the others profiled on this column – from animator to entrepreneur, here’s Joe Oriolo!
For this week’s cartoon, I pulled “Felix Dines and Pines”, an especially weird entry in the great silent Felix the Cat series that qualifies quite nicely as a ‘spooky’ cartoon.