Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Krazy is Paramount

Time for more ads promoting Krazy Kat cartoons, made by the Charles Mintz studio for distribution by Paramount. These are from the latter half of 1928 from the pages of The Film Daily, based in New York City.

1928 was an election year, so one ad has Fleischer-esque drawings of the symbols of the Democrat and Republican parties.

Animators Manny Gould and Ben Harrison get credit on all of them.

Krazy was still a silent character at the time. Ironically, the last ad has Krazy singing a song made popular by Al Jolson who ushered in the sound era, making silent films obsolete within a few quick years.

We’ll have more in a future post.

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