Thursday, 13 December 2012

He’s Krazy

It’s been a little while since we posted some Krazy Kat trade ads from The Film Daily, so let’s put up a few more. These appeared in the latter half of 1928.

Bravo to the studio for giving credit to Ben Harrison and Manny Gould on these. Gould toiled at Columbia for years, moved over to Warner Bros. and finally allowed his creativity to shine, with some great, outrageous animation under director Bob Clampett—who, I think, was still in high school when these ads were published.

The “Salt and Pepper of Any Program” is a parody of Educational Pictures’ slogan “The Spice of the Program.” Educational was releasing Aesop’s Fables cartoons at the time.

Nelson Hughes has passed on this note:
The fifth trade ad uses the image from THE STORK EXCHANGE ('27) which was also released by Paramount.
We’ll have more in a future post.

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