Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Snafu Statue

In Chuck Jones' Office, looking at old photos, one thing stands out. This Private Snafu statue on his shelf. It's also in friz freleng's office.  According to Jerry Beck, it was designed by Ray Harryhausen And was given to all the Snafu artists. Also look at the Rabbit Rubish can from the Corny Concerto in the Clampett photo. Not to mention the Bambi like deer on Chuck’s desk.






























Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Shadow of the Mouse and The Looney Tunster

From Film Comment No. 28 about Cartoon music. The first three pages are about Warner Bros and Carl Stalling entitled Looney Tunester. The rest is an article about Walt Disney and his gags with 9 lives entitled, The Shadow of a Mouse.






Friday, December 8, 2017

Film No. 26 ---Warner Bros




Here is a Film Comment issue devoted to Warner Bros and when it was in the Museum of Modern Art.











Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cartoon Billboards part 4---Walter Lantz

Walter Lantz had some of the coolest billboards. They even showed up in the cartoons! I also am making this the last part. There are none for other studios.

An appearance in the cartoon promoting the comic books which were titled New Funnies.

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Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat billboard ad
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Any Book Suggestions?



I'm writing my book on June Foray and I want to ask for suggestions. Do you have any suggestions on other people?
I have many memories including
  1. The Chuck Jones Gallery
  2. Linda Jones Clough
  3. Stu Showstack
  4. Mark Kausler
  5. Frank Gladstone
  6. ASIFA Hollywood
  7. Joel Shapiro
  8. Greg Ford
  9. Jerry Beck*
  10. Mark Evanier*
  11. Gavin Freitas*
  12. Ray Pointer
  13. Criag Kausen
  14. David Nimitz
  15. Keith Scott*


*scheduled for the future



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Animation Billboards part 1--TV Cartoons

On to our next series!! This is on billboards featuring our favorite animated characters! So set back and enjoy these Headlines on a pole!!

Bullwinkle Billboard in front of Jay Ward Studios

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Huckleberry Hound Kellog's Billboard
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Yogi Bear Kellogs
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Looney Tunes Disney Limited Editions

These Looney Tunes Limited Edition cels that are referencing Disney. There are a lot. You can by many of the Chuck Jones stuff at the Chuck Jones Gallery or Van Eaton Galleries.

Fantasia (Ducktasia)
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Lady and the Tramp (They Eat Pasta Too)




The Lion King (The Circus of Life)

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Popeye Cartoonist fired over Abortion Strip

Apparently in 1992, one of the Popeye artists was fired because of an abortion strip. I don't know if that was the reason but I can say that this didn't end well. This wasn't intended to be offensive and such controversy wasn't expected.
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