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My delightful French box set of Tex Avery films is, in some ways, all the more delightful for excluding a couple of controversial titles, UNCLE TOM’S CABANA, and HALF-PINT PYGMY. 1,032 more words

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The description on YouTube for this cartoon  is “Oswald has a fun day at the beach.” I guess that’s accurate, but there is a lot of narrowly-avoided peril as well. 17 more words

Comics & Cartoons

The Hams That Couldn't Be Cured

Director: Walter Lantz
Release Date: March 4, 1942
Rating: ★★★★
Review:

This short has probably grimmest opening shot of all Hollywood cartoons: that of someone about to be hanged. 179 more words

★★★★

Mother Goose on the Loose

Director: Walter Lantz
Release Date: April 13, 1942
Rating: ★★
Review:

Mother Goose on the Loose’ stands in a long tradition of nursery rhyme cartoons, from the Felix the cat cartoon ‘Felix in Fairyland’ (1923) via the Silly Symphony ‘Mother Goose Melodies (1931) and ‘Mother Goose Land’ starring Betty Boop (1933), to Disney’s ‘Mother Goose Goes to Hollywood’ (1938) featuring caricatures of Hollywood stars. 69 more words

★★

The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company "B"

Director: Walter Lantz
Release Date: September 1, 1941
Rating: ★★★★
Review:

Based on the 1941 hit song by the Andrews sisters, ‘The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company “B”‘ tells the story of a black trumpeter who gets drafted and has to blow the reveille, which he does in a swinging style, introducing the song. 188 more words

★★★★

The Woody Woodpecker Polka

Director: Walter Lantz
Release Date: October 29, 1951
Stars: Woody Woodpecker, Wally Walrus
Rating: ★★★½
Review:

‘The Woody Woodpecker Polka’ is one of several cartoons in which Woody Woodpecker tries to get some food. 132 more words

★★★½