Posts Tagged ‘animation’

I Don’t Want to Make History

September 21, 2019

“I Don’t Want to Make History,” a Screen Songs theatrical cartoon by Fleisher Studios, 1936. Directed by Dave Fleisher; animated by Thomas Johnson and David Hoffman. Cartoon newsreel “scoops,” with a musical interlude by Vincent Lopez & His Orchestra. Featured tune: “I Don’t Want to Make History,” written by Ralph Rainger with lyrics by Leo Robin, sung by Mike Riley Follow the bouncing ball!

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The Truth About Algorithms

September 18, 2019

Data scientist Cathy O’Neil reveals the truth about algorithms. From a talk given at the RSA in London, 2017. Animation by Niceshit Studio and Cabeza Patata.

RSA=Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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Morning, Noon and Night

September 14, 2019

“Morning, Noon and Night,” a 1933 Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Betty Boop, directed by Dave Fleischer. The film is based on Franz von Suppé’s 1840 overture “Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien” (“Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna”) and features David Rubinoff and his orchestra. Principal animation by Thomas Johnson and Dave Tendlar. Betty is voiced by Bonnie Poe.

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Betty Boop’s Ups and Downs

September 7, 2019

“Betty Boop’s Ups and Downs,” a Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon, 1932. Here comes the Great Depression; there go property values. Directed by Dave Fleischer, with animation by Willard Bowsky and Ugo D’Orsi. Voice actors: Mae Questel and either Billy Murray or Claude Reese.

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Spooks

August 31, 2019

“Spooks,” a 1930 theatrical cartoon featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Directed by Walter Lantz, with music by James Dietrich. Animated by Bill Nolan, Ray Abrams, Manuel Moreno, Clyde Geronimi, and Pinto Colvig.

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All’s Fair at the World’s Fair

August 24, 2019

“All’s Fair at the Fair,” a Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon released in 1938, the year before the real World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York. Directed by Dave Fleisher, with principal animation by Myron Waldman and Graham Place and music by Edward Heyman and Sammy Timberg. Voice actors: Jack Mercer and Margie Hines.

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Mythos

August 21, 2019

“Mythos,” directed by Stephen Kelleher, animated by Chris Guyot. Sound design: John Poon.

Greek Mythology, visualized. Sisyphus, Icarus, Persephone, Narcissus, Midas, Theseus. Move over, Edith Hamilton.

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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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