Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Amazingly FUN 1929 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Cartoon -- Permanent Wave

Amazing 1929 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon from Lantz studios animated by the great Bill Nolan - saw this last night at the ASIFA Hollywood Animation Archive but I just found it online. Yippee!

The storm sequence starting at 05:40 is mindblowingly FUN stuff!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Flip the Frog Makes Me Happy! The Village Barber by Ub Iwerks 1930

Flip the Frog Makes Me Happy! The Village Barber by Ub Iwerks 1930

Friday, January 8, 2010

This New DVD Makes Me Happy

I've pretty much been watching it every chance I get. Super-fun 1930's surreal cartoons ^_^ The music alone is out of this world!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Makes Me Happy

from Wikipedia: Trolley Troubles is a 1927 animated short subject film, produced and directed by Walt Disney. The cartoon is noted for being the first appearance of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a character that Disney and Ub Iwerks created for Universal Pictures and Charles B. Mintz. Oswald would later serve as the basis for Mickey Mouse.

In the early summer of 1927 Disney finished the first Oswald cartoon. It was named "Poor Papa" but Universal was not very satisfied. They had expected a more Charlie Chaplin-like character and thought Oswald was too big and too weak. Disney agreed to make some changes and the cartoon was not released in theatres at the time.

Instead, Oswald's second-produced cartoon was submitted for release: "Trolley Troubles". Universal was pleased and the short was released by Universal on September 5, 1927. In the cartoon, Oswald is a trolley conductor. Due to road trouble, however, the trolley car goes completely out of control.

The press loved the new cartoon series Walt made and Oswald became a true hero. From that moment on, a new cartoon was released every two weeks.