Posts Tagged ‘cartoons’

Make Believe Revue

May 18, 2019

“Make Believe Revue ,” A Columbia/Screen Gems Color Rhapsody cartoon, 1935.

Animated by Manny Gould and Harry Love. Written by Ben Harrison, with music by Joe Denat.

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Little Dutch Mill

May 11, 2019

“Little Dutch Mill,” a Color Classic cartoon, directed by Dave Fleischer, 1934. Animated By Willard Bowsky and Dave Tendlar. Voiced by Jack Mercer, with music by George Steiner. Features the song “Little Dutch Mill,” written by Ralph Freed and Harry Barris, a hit for Bing Crosby in 1934.
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It’s a Greek Life

May 4, 2019

“It’s A Greek Life,” a Van Beuren Studios Rainbow Parade Series theatrical cartoon, 1936. Directed by Dan Gordon. Music by Winston Sharples.

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The Novelty Shop

April 27, 2019

“The Novelty Shop,” a Columbia/Screen Gems Color Rhapsody theatrical cartoon, 1936. Directed and animated by Art Davis, with music by Joe De Nat. Written By Ben Harrison. Appearances by Thirties celebrities including Laurel & Hardy, The Three Stooges, and the Dionne quintuplets.

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The Tuba Tooter

April 20, 2019

“The Tuba Tooter,” a Van Beuren Studios cartoon featuring Tom & Jerry, 1932. Directed by John Foster and George Stallings. To prevent confusion with the better-known MGM cartoon cat and mouse, the main characters’ names were later changed to Dick and Larry.

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Ants in the Plants

April 13, 2019

“Ants in the Plants,” a  Fleischer Studios cartoon, 1940. Directed by Dave Fleischer, written by George Manuell, and animated by Myron Waldman and George Moreno. Music by Sammy Timberg.

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The Office Boy

April 6, 2019

“The Office Boy,”  directed by Harry Bailey and John Foster, an “Aesop’s Fable” cartoon by Van Beuren Studio, 1930. Music by Ted Fio Rito. Featuring Milton Mouse & Rita Mouse, remarkably similar to Mickey and Minnie. Disney successfully sued Van Beuren for infringement.

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Circus Capers

March 30, 2019

“Circus Capers,” directed by Harry Bailey and John Foster, an “Aesop’s Fable” cartoon by Van Beuren Studio, 1930. Music by Ted Fio Rito. Featuring Milton Mouse & Rita Mouse, remarkably similar to Mickey and Minnie. Disney successfully sued Van Beuren for infringement.

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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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