Friday, December 29, 2017

Rose Marie Unsold Pilot

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m young. A lot younger than you think. That hasn’t been a negative for classic cartoons and classic TV. In the mids and memory of Rose Marie I’ll show you an unsold pilot.

It’s called Strictly for a Laughs and it includes Mel Blanc as well and Alan Reed! Enjoy....

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Toonn Patches part 3—- Disney

As I have said, these patches were promoted in comic books, mainly Western Publishing. Many patches were made for World War II. According to Mark Kausler, “the sewing is coarse and crude, probably made by machine, so they aren't attractive or good representations of the character drawings they are derived from.” Starting off is Disney. These are also made for Disneyland. Disney World continues to sell them at the parks. I’ll probably do a post on World War II patches in the future. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Toon Patches Part 1

If you have seen Bugs Bunny StarStar, you may notice that Clampet's shirt is full of patches. They actually sold patches for a very long time. Throughout Gold Key/Whitman history they often had an ad for cartoon patches.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Bob Givens: Rare Interview

Not many men live till 99. But Bob Givens did. As we all know, animation legend Bob Givens passed away yesterday. He was a true legend. He seemed to work at just about every major studio. I’ll bet that Bob went to a 100 times more studio reunions than Chuck Jones or Ward Kimball. He had so many credits and still served in the army. He worked at Disney on The Old Mill, Snow White, and many others. He then worked at Warner Bros. He modeled Bugs Bunny in the short, A Wild Hare. He also worked with Mckimson in his unit, Chuck Jones’ unit, and Tex Avery’s. If that’s not a major role in Warner Bros history than I don’t know what is. He also worked on Mr. Magoo at UPA, at Hanna Barbera on shows such as The Flintstones, and tons of others that I’m forgetting. He was part of some of animation’s greatest masterpieces. What this is below is an archived interview filmed by Internet Archivist Jason Scott.

Bob Givens—Animation Legends

He's 50 Folks'

A 50th Birthday tribute to Bugs Bunny

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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