Posts Tagged ‘animation’

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 at the Airport

December 25, 2018

Nick Lowe’s 2013 Christmas song is based on a real travel experience. Nick recorded a strangely-moving solo acoustic version for Fordham University’s WFUV-FM.

Video: Writer/Director Scott Jacobson; Director of Animation: Matthew I. Jenkins; Animation, Composite and Effects: Travis Fowler, Brendan Davis, Joe Coleman of Bark-Bark.

Nick Lowe website

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Christmas Time Is Here

December 25, 2018

“Christmas Time Is Here,”  written by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi, recorded by Khruangbin, 2018. Video by Nathan David Smith.

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Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects

December 24, 2018

“Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects,” written by Sharon Jones and Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), performed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, released as the Daptone Records 2009 Christmas 45 (DAP-1048). The video was animated and directed by Ryan Louie.

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Christmastime For the Jews

December 24, 2018

“Christmastime for the Jews,” a Robert Smigel stop-action animation featuring the voice of Darlene Love in a “Wall of Sound” production, from a 2005 Saturday Night Live episode (lyrics here).

Gut yom tov to all, and to all a good night.

Related:

“Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas,” Adam Chandler, The Atlantic

“The Data Doesn’t Lie: Chinese Food Really Is a Christmas Tradition,” Claire Tran and Nicole Javorsky, CityLab

“Google offers proof: People really do love to eat Chinese food on Christmas,” Roberto A. Ferdman, Washington Post

“The history of Jews, Chinese food, and Christmas, explained by a rabbi,” Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox

“The War on Jewish Christmas must be stopped,” Daniel W. Drezner,Washington Post

“Are Jews Doomed to Lose the War on Jewish Christmas?” Paul Waldman, The American Prospect

“Why ‘Jewish Christmas’ (Movies and Chinese Food) is Going Mainstream,”  Sarah Seltzer, Flavorwire

“Fa-La-La-L’Chaim: Why It’s Okay For Jews to Celebrate Christmas,” Charlotte Alter, TIME

“Holy Night: The little-known Jewish holiday of Christmas Eve. Seriously.” Benyamin Cohen, Slate

“An Oral History Of SNL’s ‘Christmastime For The Jews,’” Jason Tabrys, Uproxx

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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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The Little Match Girl

December 22, 2018

“The Little Match Girl,” a 1937 production by Charles Mintz for Columbia Pictures’s Color Rhapsody series. Written by Cal Howard and Sid Marcus; directed and animated by Art Davis, with music by Joe De Nat. Academy Award nominee.

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Mother Goose In Swingtime

December 15, 2018

“Mother Goose In Swingtime,” a 1939 cartoon produced by Charles Mintz for Columbia Pictures’ Color Rhapsody series. Written by Allen Rose; directed by Manny Gould, with voices by Mel Blanc and music by Joe De Nat. Principal animator: Ben Harrison.

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The Old Man Of the Mountain

December 8, 2018

Cab Calloway and Bettie Boop co-star in “The Old Man Of the Mountain,” a 1933 cartoon based on A recording by Mr. Calloway of a song written by Victor Young, with lyrics by Billy Hill. This Fleischer Studios production was animated by Bernard Wolf and Thomas Johnson. Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear (rotoscoped) as themselves. Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop, singing) and Bonnie Poe  ( Betty Boop, speaking).

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