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Mexican Lobby Cards

A dealer of Mexican movie lobby cards has posted just some of his thousands of pieces online and even created a slide show for some of the ones relating to animated cartoons. He even separated the Disney cards from the riff-raff from other studios. Some of these things are way off model, but you can’t beat the Mexican lobby cards for wild layouts and colorful graphics.

  • Grrrreat! My fave is “Pinocchio in Outer Space!”

  • Eric Graf

    Love the riff-raff!

    What’s the scoop on that Torbellino thing? When and where was it made? Is it any good?

  • Jimchig

    Man, that’s one big cricket, by jiminy!

  • Chuck R.

    Some of the choices of still frames are perplexing. Like that long shot from Ave Maria used to “sell” Fantasia. I’m sure this was one of a series of stills used to represent the film, but it looks a bit odd next to the huge magical Mickey.

    For all those who love Mexican cinema art, the Cine Mexicano books by Rogelio Agrasanchez are well worth checking out:

  • Ooh, gotta love the Silly Symphony re-release poster with a shot of the comics’ Li’l Bad Wolf.

  • Yazir

    The three little pigs meet Cri-Cri el gruillito cantor (Cri Cri the little singing grass hopper) (sorry Jimchig it is not Jimminy Cricket). Cri-Cri- is a very popular story teller in Latin America and its creators contracted Disney to produce a segment using the Three little pig characters. I think it is on Youtube. Very catchy song.

  • Avencri

    That is indeed Cri Cri, the singing cricket. That was the characterization of a children song composer/singer that was very popular.

    As for the little pig animated sequence, i really don’t know who made it. And it is in youtube as Yazir said.

    This is the link i found:

  • The Brewmasters already talked about this piece of animation (it is one scene from the biopic of Francisco Gabilondo Soler, “Cri Crí”) in a previous blog entry (before they allowed comments in their posts).

  • Yazir

    Cri-Cri segment was done by Disney. I found these posts on Disney History Blog. Very interesting, they tell the story of Disney being contacted for a charity project and also have a link to the you tube video excerpt.

  • Alfons Moline

    To Eric Graf: “Torbellino va a la guerra” is actually an animated feature made in Italy in 1968 by brothers Gino and Roberto Gavioli; the original Italian title is “Putiferio va alla guerra” (literally, “Putiferio Goes to War”; Putiferio -Italian for ‘ruckus’- being the name of the heroine, an ant). It was released in the U.S. on home video some years ago as “The Perils of Problemina”.

  • Bob

    Boy, that grasshopper looked like he was on steroids.