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A Little Soap and Water

Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

Producer(s): Max Fleischer Adolph Zukor

Release Date: 21/06/1935

"Betty Boop tries to give Pudgy a bath, but Pudgy has other ideas."

A Wild Hare

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Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

Release Date: 27/07/1940

"The first Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoon. Elmer is hunting rabbits, and Bugs is no simple target. The cartoon would be often imitated."

Acrobatty Bunny

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Aesop’s Fables Studio

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"Aesop's Fables Studio was a small animation studio. Aesop's Fables Studio was founded by Paul Terry in 1920 with financial support from the Keith-Albee vaudeville team in order to produce a series of animated shorts called Aesop’s Film Fables. The..."

Aesop’s Fables: Summertime

Filed under: animation, , , , , , ,

Producer(s): Amedee J. Van Beuren Paul Terry

Release Date: 13/10/1929

"This anime short is comprised of three separate scenes featuring various animals. Scene one: The squirrel enjoys listening to the music played by frog and monkey. However, the owl dislikes the monkey-frog duet. Scene tow: On a heated day, a mouse..."

Andy Panda’s Victory Garden

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Producer(s): Walter Lantz

Release Date: 09/09/1942

"Andy Panda and Balmer try to plant a spring garden, but Charlie Chicken and a naughty worm have other ideas!"

Animating Culture: Hollywood Cartoons from the Sound Era

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Author: Eric Loren Smoodin

"The author analyzes the animated short film and argues that cartoons appealed to a wide audience, not just children, and did indeed contribute to public debate about political matters. He examines issues often ignored in discussions of animated film..."

Ann “Little” Rothschild

Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , , ,

"Ann L. Rothschild, better known as Little Ann Little, started in show business in 1925 as a part of the Greenwich Village Follies. In the early 1930s, she auditioned for the part of a new cartoon character at Fleischer Studios. Impressed by her high-..."

Arthur (Art) Babbitt

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"Art was born in Omaha of Russian Jewish ancestry. Soon after High School he took himself to New York where he slummed around doing odd jobs and eating stale food to put himself through Columbia College Pre Med. He tried some jobs drawing cartoons and..."

Ballot Box Bunny

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Producer(s): Edward Selzer

Release Date: 06/10/1951

"A political Warner Bros. cartoon in which Yosemite Sam runs a violent campaign for mayor against his challenger Bugs Bunny."

Bea Benaderet

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"Born in New York City to a Turkish-Sephardic tobacconist and an Irish-American woman, Bea Benaderet made a name for herself in the first half of the twentieth century displaying her vocal and comedic talents in animation, radio, television, and film...."

Bedtime

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer, Alfred Weiss

Release Date: 01/12/1923

"Max Fleischer leaves his creation Koko the Clown stranded on a mountain top so he can get some sleep. Koko gets off the mountain and searches for Fleischer, terrorizing New York (he's grown in size at this point) in the process. The very interesting ..."

Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists

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Author: John Canemaker

"The author documents the lives and works of Disney's "inspirational sketch artists" from the 1930s to the present. These are the people who prepare preliminary sketches and visualize all the details surrounding each character in the initial creative ..."

Begone Dull Care

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Producer(s): Norman McLaren

Release Date: 1949

"This short film by Canadian animators Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren offers an interpretation of jazz music by the Oscar Peterson Trio by a unique style of painting colours, shapes, and transformations directly onto filmstrip. It reflects the cont..."

Ben “Bugs” Hardaway

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"Ben Hardaway was an American storyboard artist, voice actor, animator and gagman during the Golden Age of American animation. Supplying the voice of Woody Woodpecker in many cartoon shorts, Hardaway was the man who gave "Bugs Bunny" his iconic name. "

Betty Boop for President

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer

Release Date: 04/11/1932

"Betty Boop runs a wildly popular presidential campaign against the despised Mr. Nobody."

Bob Clampett Productions

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"Bob Clampett left Warner Bros. in 1946 to open his own studio, Bob Clampett Productions in 1948. As many writers and fans point out, Clampett was as much fascinated with animation as he was with puppetry. As part of his new studio, Clampett created a..."

Bosko Shipwrecked!

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Producer(s): Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising

Release Date: 19/09/1931

"Bosko attempts to steer a boat through a storm to no avail. He then washes ashore only to be hassled by the local wildlife.Bosko and the lion's alternation between movement towards and away from the spectator deserves particular note for its innovati..."

Brad Bird

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"Brad started his first animated cartoon at age eleven and finished it at fourteen. The film attracted the attention of Disney Studios which offered the young legend a chance to come be mentored by Milt Kahl, one of the Nine Old Men. After graduating ..."

Broken Toys

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Producer(s): Walt Disney

Release Date: 14/12/1935

Building a Company: Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire

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Author: Bob Thomas

"This book depicts the Disney brothers' unique relationship. The book presents the business acumen of Roy in such matters as licensing, the forming of the original Mickey Mouse Clubs and the retention of TV rights of Disney products as early as the 19..."

Burt Gillett

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"Burt Gillett was one of the first novice animators to come to Walt Disney Studios and work alongside Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. He took a number of important directorial positions at the studio, directing a few of Disney's most important early animat..."

Candy Town

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Release Date: 01/13/1933

Carl W. Stalling

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"Carl Stalling was the composer of Warner Bros. Cartoon classic Looney Tunes, serving as composer and arranger for over 22 years and averaging the completion of a score per week. St..."

Charles Augustus Nichols (“Nick”)

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""Nick" Nichols was an Academy Award winning animator and director who first came into prominence working for Disney Studios, hired on December 31st, in 1937. In years to come he would work..."

Chilly Willy – Half Baked Alaska

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Producer(s): Walter Lantz

Release Date: 01/04/1965

"Hungry and cold with a failing shoe-shine business, Chilly Willy struggles to get enough money to buy himself a stack of hotcakes."

Chuck Jones

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"Chuck Jones was a 14 time Oscar nominee who created over 300 hundred animated films, including some of Warner Bros. most memorable cartoon characters, as well as producing many television specials, and full-length features."

Colonel Heeza Liar in the Trenches

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Crowing Pains

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Producer(s): Edward Selzer

Release Date: 12/07/1947

"Foghorn Leghorn fools a young determined chicken hawk into going after Sylvester instead of himself. But when Sylvester gets wise to him, confusion ensues!"

Daffy the Commando

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Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

Release Date: 20/11/1943

"Daffy Duck parachutes onto a German base in WW2 and torments some Nazis. As he is shot by a cannon, he flies over (whilst holding two American flags, none the less) to a Nazi rally, and smacks Hitler with a hammer. Elements of propaganda abound, but ..."

Dave Fleischer

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"First generation American Jew who grew up in Manhattan. His father had emigrated from Austria in the late 1880’s. He and his brother, Max, distributed their Out of the Inkwell Series by themselves in mid-1921. Sometime in 1922 they signed with dist..."

Dick Huemer

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"An animator during the golden age of animation, Huemer worked for the Disney organization from 1933-1973, an impressive 50 years. Alongside his working partner Joe Grant, Huemer helped create some of the most compelling and memorable animations durin..."

Dinner Time

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Producer(s): Paul Terry

Release Date: 17/12/1928 (copyright date, possibly not release date)

"An early example of sound animation. In it, animals square off against each other and then join forces against a Butcher (Farmer Alfalfa)."

Disney’s Education for Death: The Making of a Nazi

Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

Producer(s): Walt Disney

Release Date: 15/01/1943

"“Education for Death: The Making of a Nazi” (1943) is one of 32 animated short propaganda film that the United States government commissioned Disney to produce. Nearing bankruptcy after the financial failure of Fantasia (1940), Disney entered a c..."

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

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Producer(s): Fred Quimby

Release Date: 14/06/1947

"A Tom and Jerry cartoon, riffing off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in which Tom concocts a deadly potion but finds that it only makes Jerry stronger."

Earl Hurd

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"Hurd was a pioneering American animator who worked at the beginning of the early animation age, noted for creating the silent animated short Bobby Bumpbs, and working for John Randolph Bray's company Bray Productions. Together, the pair developed ..."

Echo Henoche

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"Echo Henoche is an Inuk artist and animator from Labrador. Her animation style is influenced by the Inuit art she grew up around in Labrador. She has worked with artists such as Asinnajaq and Elise Simard at the National Film Board, where she develo..."

Egyptian Melodies

Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

Producer(s): Walt Disney

Release Date: 21/06/1931

"A spider enters the Sphinx in Egypt. Inside he falls down stairs, hides from dancing mummies and witnesses murals come to life. He then runs away, afraid."

Emanuel (Mannie) Davis

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"Davis began his career in 1918 at Barré Studio where he worked on the Mutt and Jeff series. He left the studio in 1922 and moved to Fleischer Studios to work on the Out of the Inkwell series. After leaving the Fleischers in 1924, Davis joined Aesop..."

Eunice Macaulay

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"Before entering animation, Eunice Macaulay worked at Pilkington Brothers as an analytical chemist, and later during the Second World War as a radio operator. After the war, in 1948, a Christmas card Macaulay illustrated caught the attention of Gaumon..."

Feed the Kitty

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Producer(s): Edward Selzer

Release Date: 02/02/1952

"Marc Antony meets an adorable kitten, but his mistress says he can't bring anything else into the house. He struggles to hide the kitten from her. "

Feline Follies

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Producer(s): Pat Sullivan

Release Date: 01/09/1919

"Master Tom (who would later be renamed Felix the Cat) falls in love with Miss Kitty White. While he is out romancing her, mice create a mess. Master Tom is thrown out due to his ineffective pest control. When he returns to Miss Kitty White he finds a..."

Felix Goes to Hollywood

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Ferdinand Horvath

Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

"Ferdinand Horvath was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1891. Horvath was an animator and illustrator at various major animation studios such as Fable Studios, Inc., Walt Disney, and Screen Gems (Columbia Pictures) Horvath died of a stroke on Novem..."

Ferdinand the Bull

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Producer(s): Walt Disney

Release Date: 25/11/1938

"Ferdinand is a quiet, peaceful young bull who only wants to stop and smell the flowers. But, when he is stung by a bee, the townspeople believe he is ferocious and take him to the bullfight ring."

Fiddlesticks

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Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

Release Date: 16/08/1930

"A straight forward narrative following flip and assorted animals making music."

Flip the Frog – Funny Face

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"This early Ub Iwerks cartoon strangely titled "Funny Face" features Flip the Frog and his romantic interest, a Betty Boop imitation. In an early scene, she picks a Pinocchio look-a-like over Flip, and this rejection prompts Flip towards a facial exch..."

Flip the Frog – Spooks

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Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

Release Date: 21/12/1931

"Seeking shelter from a storm, Flip and his horse arrive at a house which, unbeknownst to them, is inhabited entirely by skeletons. Flip sits through a ghoulish dinner with the head of the house before enjoying a bout of dancing with a lady skeleton. ..."

Flip the Frog: Soda Squirt

Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

Release Date: 12/10/1933

Floyd Ernest Norman

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"Floyd Norman is an American animation legend responsible for directing a number of feature animated films for Walt Disney Studios, including Sleeping Beauty (1959), One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961), and The Jungle Book (1967). Having worked fo..."

Foghorn Leghorn, “A Broken Leghorn”

Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

Producer(s): John Burton Sr.

Release Date: 26/09/1959

"The cartoon opens with three hens gossiping about Miss Prissy, who has failed to produce any eggs. Foghorn Leghorn decides to help her out by placing another hen’s egg in her nest. When the egg hatches, Foghorn Leghorn is affronted when he discover..."

Frank Braxton

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"Frank C. Braxton, Jr. is an animator and director who holds the distinction of being the first black animator hired at both Disney and Warner Bros. In 1960, he was elected president of the Screen Cartoonist's Guild. Braxton worked at Disney in the ea..."

Frederick Bean (Fred, Tex) Avery

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"Tex Avery was a natural artist from a young age, he did a comic book in high school, and he went to an art college. He was famous for producing cartoons during the "Golden Age of Hollywood". He is most synonymous for the work he did for Warner Bros. ..."

Fyodor Khitruk

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"Fyodor Savelyevich Khitruk was born May 1, 1917 in Tver, Russia. He was a Soviet animator best known for his Vinni Pukh animations, a Russian adaptation of A.A. Milne's British book series, Winnie the Pooh. Khitruk won numerous awards at several f..."

Grant Munro

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"Grant Munro was an animator, actor, producer and filmmaker with the National Film Board of Canada, who was instrumental in many of the first developments of the film board and its associated studios. He was one of the board's earliest and longest ser..."

Hamilton (Ham) Luske

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"Hamilton Luske was born in Chicago on October 16, 1903. He was an animator, animation supervisor, film director, and producer at Walt Disney for several commercial feature and short-length projects at the studio, as well as working on some of Disn..."

Hanna-Barbera Cartoons

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Author: Michael Mallory

"This is an examination of the career of Bill Hanna and Joe Barberra from the 1940s to 1990s. The topics covered in this book include the MGM years, the beginning of their own studio, and the description of the most famous animations and cartoons prod..."

Health for the Americas: Cleanliness Brings Health

Filed under: animation, , , , , , ,

Producer(s): The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs

Release Date: 30/06/1945

Heck (Henry) Allen

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"Heck Allen was an American screenwriter, novelist and story artist who worked as a contract writer at MGM in the late 30's, writing for Harman and Ising's Barney Bear series and had a long standing collaboration with

Hell-Bent for Election

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Producer(s): Stephen Bosustow

Release Date: 1944

"It's just a normal day for Joe, a railway worker, until he realizes that two trains - the Win the War Special and the Defeatist Limited - are on their way to the same tracks. While Joe is stuck deciding which one to let pass first, a wealthy-looking ..."