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Cartoons of 1939 blog

Film historians have long declared the year 1939 the pinnacle of Hollywood movie making. But what about the cartoons? Cartoon buff …

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I’m Just a Jitterbug (1939)

I always love an excuse to post an obscure Walter Lantz cartoon from the 1930s featuring swing music, rotoscoped dancers and un-P.C. …

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Hollywood’s Greatest Year: 1939

This summer, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be running a film series on Monday nights showcasing the ten (yes, 10) …

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Rare 1939 Looney Tunes Book found!

Mike Van Eaton has unearthed the original art to a rare Looney Tunes promotional book from 1939 – apparently created exclusively either …

Animated Cartooning by Mail, 1939

Brew reader Billie Towser found this old magazine ad on Flickr. (Click on thumbnail at left for an enlarged version). Long before Cal …

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Terrytoon Animators at work, 1939

Asifa-Hollywood’s Animation Archive has unearthed and posted a rare silent 8mm film shot by animators at Terrytoons detailing the process …

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JITTERBUG FOLLIES (1939)

My name is Amid and I’m a YouTube addict. I can’t help it. There’s so much great animation being posted on that site and I’ve just got to …

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