This rare and whimsical cartoon was used to promote THE KING OF JAZZ and makes reference to same. I’ve always liked the lion’s little jungle jingle he sings to himself as he walks around. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. ), (Thanks to Mark Kausler, Frank Young, Bob Jaques, Thad Komorowski and Mark Langer for their help.). The impractically macabre King for a Day and the beautifully drawn Two for the Zoo are serviceable entries, but the series’ attempts at frustration comedy are more tiresome than amusing. 2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Source and images: Wikipedia, IMDb, YouTube, Photographer, Writer, Actor. The Fleischer Studio in its waning days did get the hang of infusing West Coast-style gags and pacing into the Popeye series, aided by the forced requirement to speed up the pacing that the World War II-themed stories forced into the series.

Instead of Montague and Capulet, rivals symphony and jazz provide tension during the 10-minute Silly Symphony. He might’ve been assigned to the series based on his ability to draw women, and used these facets in his drawing/inking duties for a DC Comics’ A Date with Judy, based on the popular NBC radio series (1941-50).

This is an example of a poorly directed and badly animated scene.

He now resides with his wife and three cats, in Jacksonville FL, OpEd: It’s Time for Disney World to Replace Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

Pinto Colvig cause of death: Colvig passed on of lung malignant growth on October 3, 1967, in Woodland Hills, California, at age 75. He was laid off from Famous Studios to make room for animators returning from the service, according to his daughter. Broken toys, including a few celebrity look-a-likes,  are given a most touching fresh start in this 8-minute Silly Symphony.

Your email address will not be published. Rivalry over a heavenly hen between champion Cock O’ the Walk and a younger Rooster comes to head in a final confrontation. This profound change came too late, unfortunately. Bing Crosby, Mae West, Harpo Marx and Edward G Robinson are parodied during the 8-minute Silly Symphony. Efforts like “Kicking the Conga ‘Round” and “Many Tanks” matched the speed and timing of what most of the studios out west were releasing in early 1942.

Oswald wanders off in shame to hang himself from the nearest tree and is stopped by none other than Whiteman himself who happens along in his car. When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems. Use the HTML below. After the release of the studio’s first feature, Gulliver’s Travels, on December 1939, plans began for a second feature, eventually titled Mr. Bug Goes to Town, When the rights from Maurice Materlinck’s “The Life of a Bee” couldn’t be secured, an original story loosely based on the source material was developed. Solomon left on October 26, 1945, ending his animation career. The town crier Gabby from Gulliver’s Travels was given his own series, which only lasted eight cartoons. As Fleischer’s early ’40s output goes, not too bad. The animation is quite good, pretty detailed, not as crude as in some of the Lantz Oswald cartoons and Oswald's movements, expressions and gestures are well done.In summary, well done.

In fact the cartoons burst forward with a new vitality in the early years, especially in superior character designs. It should also be noted that the names “Jake” and “Ozark” are credited in the board, indicating that Jack Ozark worked on the cartoon.

Wilfred Jackson directed. Oswald the Rabbit puts on a concert for a group of barn animals - but when they discover that he's miming to a record of his idol, Paul Whiteman - they boo and shun him. This FAQ is empty. This rare and whimsical cartoon was used to promote THE KING OF JAZZ and makes reference to same. 'My Pal Paul' is a well done Oswald cartoon, if unusually dark in places, faring favourably as far as the Lantz Oswald cartoons go.The story is thin and slightly predictable, and the pacing at times could have been tighter.On the other hand, there isn't much wrong with 'My Pal Paul'. While the series still maintained its energy (unlike Betty Boop), these digressions would hamper the series, up until the early Famous Studios entries.

Famous Studios had no “problems” due to this issue, especially since the transition was seamless. Albert Hay Malotte managed music for this December delight. Dedicated To Classic Cartoons: Past, Present & Future, Hanna-Barbera’s “Cattanooga Cats” & “The Impossibles”. Your email address will not be published. Armchair historian and Halloween fiend, often found wandering cemeteries, camera in hand or directing/shooting fiendishly fun photo shoots and shooting fan conventions like Omni Fandom Expo.

I worked with Ben Solomon at Topps (your text should read “Topps Chewing Gum Co.” btw- not candy.)

Paying tribute to what would eventually become the “Miss America Pageant,” Cookietown needs a new queen in this 8-minute-long Silly Symphony. During his time as an in-betweener, he suggested they create Fleischer’s Animated News, the studio newsletter first published December 1934. The gags are funny and mostly inventive. "The Village Clown" lived in Jacksonville between 1892 and 1906, and visited the town and his friends during last year's Gold … Graham Place, the second animator credited for this cartoon, shifted around various crews, based on his screen credits at Fleischer. Drama, Certificate: Passed With Pinto Colvig, Paul Whiteman. He transitioned to animator in October 1936, but it is speculated that Solomon served as an assistant, since Shamus Culhane claimed him as his subordinate on Gulliver’s Travels. They predate Disney’s foray into full length animated feature films by eight years. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? For instance, the Popeye series ran out of steam when Popeye evolved into a comic foil in very routine situations (I’ll Never Crow Again and Flies Ain’t Human, in particular). Walt himself returned to the director’s chair for a 10-minute tale about King Midas. On the Superman series, Place is credited with three different head animators (Orestes Calpini for Bulleteers, Steve Muffati for Showdown, and Myron Waldman for The Mummy Strikes). Oswald the Rabbit puts on a concert for a group of barn animals - but when they discover that he's miming to a record of his idol, Paul Whiteman - they boo and shun him. A group of water nymphs frolics about the lake. 8/10 Bethany Cox. Pinto Colvig was the quintessential clown whose own identity was always hidden but whose innate warm-hearted character always came through his many talents. The two begin performing music using parts of the car which leads to some highly surrealistic setpieces (dancing tools - a hood ornament that does an Indian dance, etc.) According to a tintype bio from the December 1935 issue, Solomon received advertising art training at Cooper Union in New York City and became a sign painter before entering the animation business at Fleischer’s.

Oswald is riding on a camel; he defeats an attacking lion, using the camel's humps as cannonballs. This 9-minute cartoon short was directed by David Hand with music by Frank Churchill. Horror. Solomon suffered nerve damage in his right arm and could only use his left hand, which earned him an exemption from serving in World War II ─ and would later affect his animation career.

I never liked this cartoon for a number of reasons, largely because it’s not that funny. He should have been the main character, not the hunter. The decision to plan their cartoons so thoroughly affected their knack for probable stories and characterization during the early ‘40s. VIDEO: Star Wars: Galactic Night’s “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” show premieres new “Solo: A Star Wars Story” sequence, Interactive Pre-show, VIDEO: Exclusive meet and greets of The 7th Sister, Ewoks and more come to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars: Galactic Nights. By using this site you agree to our privacy policy. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Little Trixie knows all this because ... See full summary ». ITM now consists of multiple writers living near both Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks and around the world.

Some become the butt of mischievous but playful gags during the 8-minute movie. Disney World Opens to Huge Crowds This Morning, Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC for Netflix Over a Disneyland Ticket, Disney World Guests Wait Over 1 Hour for Disney Transportation, Cast Member Receives Nearly $2,000 After Guest Refused to Tip.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. As par the course, the cartoons had a predilection towards technology using primitive materials. Certificate: Passed If you've binged every available episode of the hit Disney Plus series, then we've got three picks to keep you entertained.

Paul Whiteman is caricatured and it is an entertaining addition. Sound quality for a cartoon so old and techniques still in its early days is not as primitive as it could have been. It is a shame as, while not cartoon masterpieces, they are fascinating for anybody wanting to see what very old animation looked like.Not all the Walter Lantz cartoons are bad, 'Hells Heels', 'Permanent Wave' and 'The Hash Shop' for examples are perfect proof of that, but some of them are not good representations of Oswald or Lantz and for historical interest only. Under the leadership of toy sailor, himself discarded, forgotten toys find new life and purpose. Oswald wanders off in shame to hang himself from the nearest tree and is stopped by none other than Whiteman himself who happens along in his car. Frank Endres did an outstanding job on the lion. He seemed surprised to be included and was obviously very impressed by Shamus in general referring to him as a “top guy” (probably because he was ex-Disney.) Place became a ‘head animator’ starting with the ’43 Famous releases up until the ’47 cartoons, handling wonderful entries such as Happy Birthdaze, Cilly Goose and The Stupidstitious Cat.

With Mr. Bug in production, the Fleischer studio experimented with several new animated series that were necessary in order to keep the studio afloat.

A courtroom drama of murder, based upon same named nursery rhyme, directed by David Hand, ends with a twist. Like Gabby, these minor characters couldn’t maintain a lasting period.

However they’re spun, Silly Symphonies represent some of the best examples of Disney ingenuity. Walt Disney also returned to the Director’s role this year with his version of King Midas’ tale: “The Golden Touch.”.

The series lasted for a dozen cartoons, all throughout 1940. (voice) (uncredited). When I was a kid, I recited it over and over on the way to and from school. For instance, scenes 22-23 (the gag with the skunk) don’t appear in the cartoon at all, and the lion’s introduction occurred earlier in the board. (He’s credited “Jake” on boards for two other early ‘40s Fleischer cartoons from the Johnson unit, previously posted here and here.