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The Future of ‘Classic’ Animation Scanning and Restoration
There’s no cartoon this week; instead, a sort-of ‘part 1’ update on various projects, all of them “On the Thunderbean Front”.
NBC’s “American Inventory” (1952) with Grim Natwick, Al Stahl and Don McCormick
This week my rummaging through Mark Kausler's film closet yielded this find - a rare early 50s TV appearance by Grim Natwick!
A “Sparky” 101st Birthday Salute to June Foray
The first lady of animation is celebrated with two unusual children’s recordings, made generations apart, both as ageless as the talent of June Foray herself.
5 Things That You Didn’t Know About the Disney Studio Lot in Burbank
These are points of interest that I either came across in my research or thought more about in regards to my own experiences exploring the Studio lot.
The Harman/Ising sequence from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (1933)
One of the animated sequences in a live action film I really like is the ‘Walrus and the Carpenter’ scene from the bizarre 1933 Paramount Alice in Wonderland.
Harvey’s Richie Rich and Friends on Records
Five comic book stories and original songs made their vinyl debut at a time when Harvey could “Irona-cally” have used The Poor Little Rich Kid’s financial help.
L’il Eightball in “A Haunting We Will Go” (1939)
"A Haunting We Will Go" is the third and final cartoon starring Lil' Eightball. It is different from the other two cartoons on a surface level.
Pulling Your Heart Strings: Famous Studios “Suddenly it’s Spring” (1944)
This particular short is one of the most ambitious of the Famous Studios cartoons in layout and overall design.
Rory Raccoon in “Numbskull & Crossbones”
For some reason the Rory Raccoon episodes were not included very often in the syndicated Linus the Lionhearted programs.
The Disney “Alice” That Never Was… Except on Records
While Walt Disney dropped the idea of an animated Alice in Wonderland with a live-action Ginger Rogers, their stars did cross through an unusual Decca record album.
The Animated Worlds of “The Wizard of Oz”
Growing up in the 1960’s, my first true exposure to The Wizard of Oz tale by Lyman Frank Baum came via television broadcasting the 1939 MGM classic as an annual...
Robert McKimson’s “Daffy Duck Slept Here” (1948)
Thanks for casting your votes, readers! Hillbilly Hare (1950) ran a very close second, but Daffy Duck Slept Here (1948) is declared the winner this week… Daffy Duck Slept Here...
Walt Disney’s “Snow White at Radio City” on Records
The first full-length Disney feature brought to life on the New York stage—a show that helped save Radio City Music Hall--was preserved the last music LP with the Buena Vista label.
Cartoon Actors In Live-Action Spots: Automotive Edition
If you’re like me, you spend way too much time looking at youtube. As an auto enthusiast, I sometimes look at car commercials, partly because a lot of the old...
A Forgotten Disney Short: “Back To Neverland” (1989)
Perhaps the most popular part of the tour at the now extinct Magic of Disney Animation pavilion at Disney Hollywood Studios was the short film entitled "Back to Neverland".
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