Thursday 7 December 2023
Will the Real Doug Fairbanks...
Being a huge movie star in 1932, Mickey Mouse hung out with all the celebrities. He even got autographed pictures of them. In fact, he had t...
Wednesday 6 December 2023
He produced and wrote some of the top comedy shows on television, but displayed his talents for writing far earlier. The Hartford Courant ...
Tuesday 5 December 2023
Chicken Goes to Pot
Perhaps the silliest moment in Goofy Groceries this one. A chicken pot pie clucks like a chicken. Well, I think it’s funny. Carl Stalli...
Monday 4 December 2023
A Tex Limo
The artwork in the cartoon Page Miss Glory (1936) is modern. In a way, so are the gags. Tex made fun of things in what became familiar and,...
Sunday 3 December 2023
Jaunting With Jack, Romping With Remley
Jack Benny never restricted his appearances to radio, television or movies. Even before his concerts with symphony orchestras in the 1950s, ...
Saturday 2 December 2023
The Making of Of Mice and Magic
There was a time, and this will be hard for people weaned on the internet to believe, when there was next-to-no information out there about ...
Friday 1 December 2023
Don Williams liked multiple ghost-eyes when moving characters, and you can see it in various cartoons he worked on in the Art Davis unit at ...
Thursday 30 November 2023
A Silent Cartoon With Sound
I was watching the Van Beuren cartoon Happy Polo the other day and thought it looked awfully primitive for 1932. There’s a reason. It’s a s...
Wednesday 29 November 2023
How To Warm Up a Night With Richard Nixon
We passed along a couple of stories on the weekend about Fred Allen warming-up his radio audiences. In the television era, that task gener...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Perhaps this shot is the most famous ending of a Tex Avery cartoon. The cat and mouse chasing each other, trying to get an advantage on ...
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