Archive for the ‘Animation’ Category

A Song a Day

August 17, 2019

“A Song a Day,” a 1936 theatrical cartoon by Fleischer Studios featuring Betty Boop and Grampy. Directed by Dave Fleischer, with music by Sammy Timberg. Includes the songs “If You Do Your Share” (music by Sammy Timberg, lyrics by Bob Rothberg) and “Ha Cha Nan” (music by by Frank Kettering, lyrics by Jack Frost, recorded by the Hoosier Hotshots). Chief animators: David Tendlar and Nicholas Tafuri. Voice actors: Mae Questel and Jack Mercer.

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Swing You Sinners!

August 10, 2019

“Swing You Sinners!” A 1930 theatrical cartoon by Fleischer Studios featuring Bimbo the dog,  directed by Dave Fleischer. The title is a play on the song “Sing, You Sinners,” composed by W. Franke Harling, with lyrics by Sam Coslow. Surreal animation by Willard Bowsky, Ted Sears, George Cannata, Shamus Culhane, Al Eugster, William Henning, Seymour Kneitel, and Grim Natwick. Voice actor: Billy Murray.

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Sally Swing

August 3, 2019

“Sally Swing,” a 1938 Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Betty Boop, directed by Dave Fleischer. Animation by Willard Bowsky and Gordon Sheehan; music by Sammy Timberg and Lou Fleischer. Voice actors: Margie Hines (Betty), Rose Marie (Sally), Jack Mercer.

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The Fresh Vegetable Mystery

July 27, 2019

“The Fresh Vegetable Mystery,” a 1939 Fleischer Studios Color Classics theatrical cartoon directed by Dave Fleischer. Principal animators: William Sturm and Dave Tendlar. Written by Bill Turner and Jack Ward. Music by Sammy Timberg. Voices by Jack Mercer.

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Hollywood Capers

July 20, 2019

“Hollywood Capers,” a Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon featuring Beans the Cat, directed by Jack King, 1935. W.C.Fields, Charlie Chaplin, and Porky Pig show up. Animated by Rollin Hamilton and Charles Jones; music by Norman Spencer. Voice actors: Tommy Bond and Bernice Hansen.

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The Lumber Champ

July 13, 2019

“The Lumber Champ,” a Walter Lantz theatrical cartoon featuring Pooch the Pup, 1933. Directed by Walter Lantz; animated by Manuel Moreno, Lester Kline, Fred Kopietz, and Charles Hastings. Music by James Dietrich includes the song “The Cute Little Things You Do,” written by J.F. Hanley.

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Riding the Rails

July 6, 2019

“Riding the Rails,” a 1938 Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Betty Boop and Pudgy the Pup. Directed by Dave Fleischer; animated By Myron Waldman, and Hicks Lokey. Music by Sammy Timberg. Voice actors: Mae Questel and Jack Mercer.

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Much Ado About Mutton

June 29, 2019

“Much Ado About Mutton,” a Famous Studios theatrical cartoon, 1947. Directed by Izzy Sparber; written by Joe Stultz and Carl Meyer with music by Winston Sharples. Voice actors: Sid Raymond and Arnold Stang.

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No Mutton Fer Nuttin

June 22, 2019

“No Mutton Fer Nuttin,” a Famous Studios theatrical cartoon, 1943. Directed by Dan Gordon; written by Carl Meyer. Voice actors: Sid Raymond and Arnold Stang. Music by Sammy Timberg.

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You’re Not Built That Way

June 15, 2019

“You’re Not Built That Way,” a  Fleischer Studios cartoon starring Betty Boop and Pudgy the Puppy, 1936. Directed by Dave Fleischer with animation by Myron Waldman, Hicks Lokey and Lillian Friedman Astor. Music by Sammy Timberg. Betty is voiced by Mae Questel.

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