Tag Archives: Walter Lantz

“Boy Meets Dog” by Walter Lantz
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
May 2, 2013 posted by Steve Stanchfield

“Boy Meets Dog” by Walter Lantz

Starting today, I’m going to devote each Thursday here on Cartoon Research exploring the film vault of Steve Stanchfield of Thunderbean Animation. Steve is graciously allowing us in to view…

Theatrical Cartoons 1961-62
Animation History
March 28, 2013 posted by

Theatrical Cartoons 1961-62

My recent reprinting of Boxoffice Magazine’s annual short subject issue for 1964-65 proved so popular, I think I’ll feature these on a semi-regular basis. This week I’ve decided to take…

Walter Lantz Thru United Artists
Animation History
March 27, 2013 posted by

Walter Lantz Thru United Artists

When Walter Lantz met with Universal in 1947, to renegotiate his contract, the studio played hard ball. It wanted to completely own all of the Lantz cartoons in perpetuity. But…

Animation Anecdotes #102
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 22, 2013 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #102

That’s the Woodpecker Song. The Woody Woodpecker Song was recorded by Kay Kyser in 1947 and it was an immediate hit. Recorded at 11:50 pm on December 31st to avoid…