Posts Tagged ‘theatrical cartoons’

How to Fish

December 7, 2019

“How to Fish,” a 1942 Disney theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy. Directed by Jack Kinney. Animated by Edwin Aardal, Jack Gayek, and Wolfgang Reitherman.

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How To Play Golf

November 30, 2019

“How to Play Golf,” a 1944 Disney theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy. Directed by Jack Kinney; principal animation by Bill Justice and John Sibley. Narrated by Fred Shields.

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How to Play Football

November 23, 2019

“How to Play Football,” a 1944 Disney theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy. Directed by Jack Kinney; story by Harry Reeves and Rex Cox. Animation by George Nicholas, Norman Tate, Marvin Woodward, and Andy Engman. Music by Oliver Wallace. Narrator: Fred Shields.

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How to Play Baseball

November 16, 2019

“How to Play Baseball,” a 1942 Disney theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy. Directed by Jack Kinney Animated by Les Clark, Marc Davis, Hugh Fraser, Ollie Johnston, Ward Kimball, Milt Neil,
John Sibley, and Bill Tytla. Narrator: Fred Shields.

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Swat the Fly

November 9, 2019

“Swat the Fly, a 1935 Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Betty Boop. Directed by Dave Fleischer; animated by Sam StimsonDavid Tendlar, and Jack Kirby. Musical director: Sammy Timberg. Betty is voiced by Mae Questel.

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Betty Boop and the Little King

November 2, 2019

“Betty Boop and the Little King,” a 1936 Fleischer Studio theatrical cartoon directed by Dave Fleischer. Written by Otto Soglow to introduce his Little King comic strip character to Fliescher’s Betty Boop. Music by Sammy Timberg; animation by Hicks Lokey and Myron Waldman. Betty is voiced by Mae Questel, who probably warbled as the opera diva. The Little King remains mute in the comicstrips and cartoons, except for this one; it’s unclear who provided his voice.

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Betty Boop for President

October 26, 2019

“Betty Boop for President,” a Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon released on Friday, November 4, 1932, the weekend before the actual U.S. Presidential election (spoiler: FDR won). Herbert Hoover and Al Smith make brief appreances. Directed by Dave Fleischer, with music by Sammy Timberg. Animators: Roland Crandall, Seymour Kneitel, and Bernard Wolf. Betty is voiced by Mae Questel.

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Service With a Smile

October 19, 2019

“Service With a Smile,” a 1937 theatrical cartoon by Fleischer Studios featuring Betty Boop and Grampy. Directed by Dave Fleischer; animated by David Tendlar and William Sturm. Voice actors: Mae Questel and Jack Mercer.

Features the song “Service With a Smile,” written by Sammy Timberg, with lyrics by Lyrics by Bob Rothberg.

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There’s Something About A Soldier

October 12, 2019

There’s Something About A Soldier, a 1934 Fleischer Studios theatrical cartoon directed by Dave Fleischer. Animation by Hicks Lokey, Myron Waldman, and Lillian Friedman. Musical director: Sammy Timberg. Betty was voiced by Mae Questel. Features the song “There’s Something About a Soldier,” written by Noel Gay for the 1933 film Soldiers of the King.

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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). 

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