Posts Tagged ‘Fleischer Studios’

How animation got real

June 23, 2020

Cartoon figures’ movements became more fluid and natural after Max Fleischer invented the Rotoscope. Vox’s Phil Edwards explains.

______________
Short link: https://wp.me/p6sb6-uW9

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Dizzy Dishes

October 5, 2019

“Dizzy Dishes,” a 1930 theatrical cartoon by Fleischer Studios.  It features a prototype Betty Boop as the puppy-love interest of Bimbo the Dog. Directed by Dave Fleischer; animation by Grim Natwick and Ted Sears. Voice actors: William Costello (Gus Gorilla), Billy Murray (Bimbo), Margie Hines, (Betty Boop, singing cats). Includes the songs “Hot-Cha-Cha” (written by Phil Boutelje with lyrics by Rubey Cowan), “I Have to Have You” (written by Richard A. Whiting, lyrics by Leo Robin), and “Never Say Die” (wriiten by Newell Chase, lyrics by Leo Robin). 

______________

Short link: https://wp.me/p6sb6-tG0

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

Crazy Town

September 28, 2019

“Crazy Town,” a 1931 Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Betty Boop. Directed by Dave Fleischer, with animation by James Culhane and Dave Tendlar. Voice actors: Mae Questel and Billy Murray. Music directed by Sammy Timberg. Includes the songs “Hot-Cha-Cha” (music by Phil Boutelje, lyrics by Rubey Cowan) and “Foolish Facts” (written by Frank Crumit, Billy Curtis, and Frank O’Brian).

______________

Short link: https://wp.me/p6sb6-tDQ

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

The Fresh Vegetable Mystery

July 27, 2019

“The Fresh Vegetable Mystery,” a 1939 Fleischer Studios Color Classics theatrical cartoon directed by Dave Fleischer. Principal animators: William Sturm and Dave Tendlar. Written by Bill Turner and Jack Ward. Music by Sammy Timberg. Voices by Jack Mercer.

________________________

Short link: https://wp.me/p6sb6-tl8

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

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.

______________

Short link: https://wp.me/p6sb6-sPi

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

The Old Man Of the Mountain

December 8, 2018

Cab Calloway and Bettie Boop co-star in “The Old Man Of the Mountain,” a 1933 cartoon based on A recording by Mr. Calloway of a song written by Victor Young, with lyrics by Billy Hill. This Fleischer Studios production was animated by Bernard Wolf and Thomas Johnson. Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear (rotoscoped) as themselves. Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop, singing) and Bonnie Poe  ( Betty Boop, speaking).

____________

Short link: https://wp.me/p6sb6-sf5

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

‘St James Infirmary Blues’ from Betty Boop’s ‘Snow White’

December 1, 2018

A excerpt from the 1932 cartoon version of the “Snow White” fairytale by Fleischer Studios includes Cab Calloway‘s recording of the classic “St James Infirmary Blues.” Principal animator: Roland Crandall.  Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear as themselves (sort of). Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop), and Cab Calloway (Koko the clown).

____________

Short link: https://wp.me/p6sb6-sfc

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

Minnie the Moocher

November 24, 2018

Cab Calloway and Bettie Boop co-star in “Minnie the Moocher,” a 1931 cartoon based on Mr. Calloway’s career-defining mega-hit record. A Fleischer Studios production animated by Willard Bowsky, Ralph Somerville, and Bernard Wolf. Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear as themselves (sort of). Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop), Billy Murray (Bimbo), and Max Fleischer (presenter).  Hi De Hi De Hi De Ho.

____________

Short link: https://wp.me/p6sb6-sf5

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

Superman and the Bulleteers

October 14, 2017

“The Bulleteers,” a 1942 Superman cartoon by Fleischer Studios. released in Technicolor by Paramount Pictures. Based on the characters created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel; story by Bill Turner and Carl Meyer. Directed by Dave Fleischer and Orestes Calpini. Animation: Orestes Calpini and Graham Place. Music by Winston Sharples and Sammy Timberg. Voice actors: Joan Alexander (Lois Lane), Jackson Beck (narrator, Bulleteer), Bud Collyer (Superman/Clark Kent/Bulleteer), and Julian Noa (Perry White/Bulleteer). The actors had worked on The Adventures of Superman radio show since 1940.

More:

“The Real Heroes of Superman, Part 3,” Nina Kincaid, Flixens

____________
Short link:

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

Superman and the Arctic Giant

October 7, 2017

“The Arctic Giant,” a 1942 Superman cartoon by Fleischer Studios. released in Technicolor by Paramount Pictures. Based on the characters created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel; story by Bill Turner and Tedd Pierce. Directed by Dave Fleischer and Willard Bowsky. Animation: Willard Bowsky and Reuben Grossman. Music by Winston Sharples and Sammy Timberg. Voice actors: Joan Alexander (Lois Lane), Jackson Beck (narrator), Bud Collyer (Superman/Clark Kent), and Julian Noa (Perry White). The actors had worked on The Adventures of Superman radio show since 1940.

More:

“The Real Heroes of Superman, Part 3,” Nina Kincaid, Flixens

____________
Short link: http://wp.me/p6sb6-pMi

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine