Posts Tagged ‘cartoons’

Chris Columbus, Jr.

July 14, 2018

“Chris Columbus, Jr.” featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1934. Directed by Walter Lantz; animated by Fred Avery, Jack Carr, Ray Abrams, Joe d’Igalo, Ernest Smythe, and Victor McLeod. Music by James Dietrich.

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The Bandmaster

July 7, 2018

“The Bandmaster,” featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1931. Directed by Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan. Animated by Clyde GeronimiManuel MorenoRay Abrams, Fred Avery, Lester Kline, Chet Karrberg, and Pinto Colvig. Music by James Dietrich.

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The Fowl Ball

June 16, 2018

“The Fowl Ball,” by Walter Lantz and  William Nolan, featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1930.

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Oh, What a Knight

June 9, 2018

“Oh, What a Knight,” starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928. Directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, animated by Ub Iwerks, Hugh Harman, and Rollin Hamilton.

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The Ocean Hop

June 2, 2018

“The Ocean Hop,” starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Look out, Lindy! Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton. 1927.

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The Fox Chase

May 26, 2018

“The Fox Chase,” featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928. Directed by Walt Disney; animated by Ub IwerksHugh HarmanLes ClarkFriz Freleng, et. al. 

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Bright Lights

May 19, 2018

“Bright Lights,” starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928. Director: Walt Disney. Animated by Ub Iwerks and Rollin Hamilton.

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Great Guns

May 12, 2018

“Great Guns,”  starring Oswald the lucky rabbit, 1927.  Director: Walt Disney. Principal animation, editor: Ub Iwerks.

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One More Time

May 5, 2018

“One More Time,” a Merrie Melodie cartoon starring Foxy, 1931. Directed by Rudolf Ising; principal animation by Isadore Freleng and Paul J. Smith; music supervisor: Frank Marsales, score performed by Abe Lyman and his Brunswick Recording Orchestra. Voice actors were uncredited. This is the third and last cartoon for Foxy.

Merrie Melodie cartoons were sort of early music videos, and each featured a contemporary hit. The title song, written by Tin Pan Alley heavies Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson, was recorded in 1931 by many artists, including Ted Lewis and his OrchestraGrace Johnston, The Gus Arnheim Orchestra with Bing CrosbyKing Oliver’s OrchestraBen Bernie, Ben Selvin— all your faves!

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Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!

April 28, 2018

“Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!”, a Merrie Melodies cartoon starring Foxy, 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.

Merrie Melodie cartoons were sort of early music videos, and each featured a contemporary hit. The title song, written by Max RichCharles O’Flynn and Jack Meskill, was red hot in the depression year of 1931, and was recorded by many artists, includng Al BowllyBilly CottonJay Wilbur and his BandSnooks & His Memphis StompersBen Selvin &  the Sunshine BoysJoe Morgan and his Palais D’or Orchestra – all your faves!

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