Posts Tagged ‘cartoons’

Lady, Play Your Mandolin!

April 21, 2018

“Lady, Play Your Mandolin!,” starring Foxy, was the first Merrie Melodies cartoon, released in 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.

“Lady, Play Your Mandolin!,”the title song, written by Oscar Levant and Irving Caesar, was first recorded commercially by Lloyd Keating and Elmer Feldkamp in 1930.

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Confidence

April 14, 2018

“Confidence,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933. Directed by Bill Nolan; animated by Ray Abrams,  Tex Avery, Cecil Surry, Jack Carr, and Ernest Smythe.

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The Farmer

April 7, 2018

“The Farmer,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1931. Directed by Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan.

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Africa

March 31, 2018

“Africa,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1930. Directed by Walter Lantz; animators included Tex Avery. This short introduces Oswald’s theme song, written by James Dietrich.

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Sky Scrappers

March 17, 2018

“Sky Scrappers,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928. Directed by Walt Disney.

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Ozzie of the Mounted

March 10, 2018

“Ozzie of the Mounted,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928. Animated by Ub IwerksHugh HarmanRollin HamiltonBen Clopton, and Les Clark.

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Oh Teacher

March 3, 2018

“Oh Teacher,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1927. Animated by Ub Iwerks and the Disney Oswald staff. Bernice Hansen voiced Oswald.

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The Mechanical Cow

February 24, 2018

“The Mechanical Cow,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1927. Animated by Ub Iwerks and the Disney Oswald staff.

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Tall Timber

February 10, 2018

“Tall Timber,” with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928. Directed by Walt Disney; animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton.

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Fiddlesticks

January 27, 2018

“Fiddlesticks,” featuring Flip the Frog, 1930. The first color cartoon with sound. Produced and directed by Ub Iwerks of Iwerks Studios. Animated by Ub Iwerks and Fred Kopietz; music by Carl Stalling.

More:

“Ub Iwerks: Master of Animation and Technology,” Chris Mullen, Walt Disney Family Museum

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