Archive for the ‘Animation’ Category

Flora

February 16, 2019

“Flora,” a 1948 Columbia Screen Gems Color Rhapsody cartoon, directed by Alex Lovy and written by Cal Howard and Dave Monahan. Animation by Grant Simmons, Paul Sommer, Chic Otterstrom, and Jay Sarbry. Music by Darrell Calker. Voiced by Gerald Mohr, the poor man’s Bogart.

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Mad Hatter

February 9, 2019

“Mad Hatter,” a Color Rhapsody cartoon produced by Charles Mintz for Columbia, 1940. Directed by Sid Marcus. Animated By Art Davis and Herb Rothwill, and written by Dave Monahan, with music by Joe De Nat. Voiced by Mel Blanc and John Wald.

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The Kangaroo Kid

February 2, 2019

“The Kangaroo Kid,” a 1938 production by Charles Mintz for Columbia Pictures’ Color Rhapsody series. Written by Jack Miller; directed by Ben Harrison; animated by Manny Gould. Music by Joe De Nat.

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The Air Hostess

January 26, 2019

“The Air Hostess,” a 1937 production by Charles Mintz for Columbia Pictures’ Color Rhapsody series. Written by Allen Rose and Sid Marcus; animated and directed by Art Davis. Voice Actors: Leone LeDoux and Elvia Allman. Music by Joe De Nat.

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What Makes Things Cool?

January 24, 2019

Trends might seem completely random, but there are patterns to what becomes popular. Industrial designer Raymond Loewy created some of 20th Century America’s iconic looks, and his theory of coolness has been backed up by scientific studies. Derek Thompson of The Atlantic explains. Animations by Caitlin Cadieux.

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Bon Bon Parade

January 19, 2019

“Bon Bon Parade,” a 1935 production by Charles Mintz for Columbia Pictures’ Color Rhapsody series. Written and directed by Ben Harrison; animated by Manny Gould. Music by Joe DeNat.

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The Covers

January 18, 2019

“Covers,” by Henning M. Lederer. More here and here.

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Scrappy’s Art Gallery

January 12, 2019

“Scrappy’s Art Gallery,” 1934, featuring the Scrappy character created by Dick Huemer before he left the Mintz studio for Disney. Principal animator: Art Davis.

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Showing Off

January 5, 2019

“Showing Off,” a 1931 cartoon from Charles Mintz‘s Krazy Kat Studio featuring Scrappy. Created by Dick Huemer.

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Christmas Comes But Once a Year

December 24, 2018

“Christmas Comes But Once a Year,” Fleischer Studios, 1936. Voice actors: Jack Mercer and Mae Questel. DirectorDave Fleischer. Animation: William HenningSeymour Kneitel. Music: Bob RothbergTot SeymourSammy Timberg.

Related:

“A Very Fleisher Christmas,” FleischerStudios.com

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