The 1966-67 season marked the end of an era. But before the doors closed, Shamus Culhane and Ralph Bakshi tried to bring a fresh sense of innovation to the studio with Merry Makers, Fractured Fables and Go-Go Toons.
Time for some boogie-woogie jungle rhythm! Shamus Culhane directs his crew – including Emery Hawkins, Les Kline, Paul Smith, Pat Matthews and Don Williams – in a jive-jumping’ Walter Lantz “Swing Symphony”.
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.