Posts Tagged ‘animation’

She Done Him Right

March 16, 2019

“She Done Him Right,” featuring Pooch the Pup and directed by Walter Lantz, 1933. Animation: Manuel Moreno, Lester Kline, Fred Kopietz, George Grandpre, and Ernest Smyth. Music by James Dietrich. Features “Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day,” a tune by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. The cartoon is a parody of the Mae West-Cary Grant film “She Done Him Wrong.”

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Tomorrow We Diet!

March 9, 2019

“Tomorrow We Diet!”, 1951. A Disney cartoon featuring Goofy as “George G. Geef.” Directed by Jack Kinney; written by Dick Kinney and Milt Schaffer. Animators: John SibleyEdwin AardalHarvey ToombsHugh Fraser. Music by Joseph S. Dubin. Voice actors: Pinto Colvig, Bob Jackman.

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Food Will Win the War

March 2, 2019

“Food Will Win the War,” a Walt Disney Studios production for the USDA, 1942. Directed by Hamilton Luske, and narrated by Fred Shields. This WWII theatrical cartoon was for the home front, but Disney produced or contributed to hundreds of military training and propaganda films during World War II.

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America’s Most Widely Misread Literary Work

February 26, 2019

“America’s Most Widely Misread Literary Work.” Written and animated by Jackie Lay for The Atlantic.

“The poem isn’t a salute to can-do individualism. It’s a commentary on the self-deception we practice when constructing the story of our own lives.”

More:

“The Most Misread Poem in America,” David Orr, The Paris Review

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Five and Dime

February 23, 2019

“Five and Dime,” featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, with cameos by Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, and Jimmy Durante, 1933. Directed by Walter Lantz; Story by Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan. Animation by Ray AbramsFred Avery, Cecil SurryJack CarrErnest Smythe. Music by James Dietrich. Oswald is probably voiced by Berneice Edna Hansell. The cartoon showcases the 1931 song “I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)”, written by Harry Warren with lyrics by Mort Dixon and Billy Rose.

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Bob Dylan, Age 20, on Freak Shows

February 20, 2019

I‘m never going to become rich and famous” – Bob Dylan in 1962.

Cynthia Gooding interviewed Bob Daylan on her “Folksingers Choice” show on WBAI FM in New York City in 1962.  Animated by Patrick Smith; for Blank on BlankJennifer Yoo, colorist. Doug Moss mixed the interview with tracks of Dylan tuning up his guitar and playing his harmonica.

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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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W. E. B. Du Bois: Strivings

February 15, 2019

“Strivings of the Negro People” by W. E. B. Du Bois, from The Atlantic, August 1897, animated by Tynesha Foreman. Read the full essay here.

“It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like … in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil.”

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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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