Archive for the ‘Animation’ Category

Lady, Play Your Mandolin!

April 21, 2018

“Lady, Play Your Mandolin!,” starring Foxy, was the first Merrie Melodies cartoon, released in 1931,  Directed by Rudolf Ising; principal animation by Rollin HamiltonNorm Blackburn, and Isadore Freleng; music supervisor: Frank Marsales, score performed by Abe Lyman and his Brunswick Recording Orchestra. Voice actors were uncredited.

“Lady, Play Your Mandolin!,”the title song, written by Oscar Levant and Irving Caesar, was first recorded commercially by Lloyd Keating and Elmer Feldkamp in 1930.

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Confidence

April 14, 2018

“Confidence,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933. Directed by Bill Nolan; animated by Ray Abrams,  Tex Avery, Cecil Surry, Jack Carr, and Ernest Smythe.

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The Farmer

April 7, 2018

“The Farmer,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1931. Directed by Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan.

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Africa

March 31, 2018

“Africa,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1930. Directed by Walter Lantz; animators included Tex Avery. This short introduces Oswald’s theme song, written by James Dietrich.

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Francis Ford Coppola on Solitude

March 27, 2018

“Death is on the back of everyone’s minds whether they want to admit it or not.”

Francis Ford Coppola, interviewed by author R.H. Greene when Coppola was promoting his film Jack, starring Robin Williams, 1996. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital). Colorist: Jennifer Yoo. Music by Teddy Lasry and Bernard Grimaldi.

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Living Rooms

March 18, 2018

Directed and animated by Melvin Le Riboter; sound design by Zing Audio. More information here.

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Sky Scrappers

March 17, 2018

“Sky Scrappers,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928. Directed by Walt Disney.

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Ozzie of the Mounted

March 10, 2018

“Ozzie of the Mounted,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928. Animated by Ub IwerksHugh HarmanRollin HamiltonBen Clopton, and Les Clark.

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Oh Teacher

March 3, 2018

“Oh Teacher,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1927. Animated by Ub Iwerks and the Disney Oswald staff. Bernice Hansen voiced Oswald.

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Human Population Through Time

March 2, 2018

It took 200,000 years for the human population to reach 1 billion—and only another 200 years to reach 7 billion. When will global population peak? And what will be the impact on Earth’s resources as we approach 11 billion?

See the map here.

Video by the American Museum of Natural History
Writer/Producer: Laura Moustakerski
Animator: Shay Krasinski
Sound Design: J. Morfoot

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