Category Archives: Cartoons

Five Fun Facts about ‘Fred Flintstone’

 “Yabba Dabba Doo!” Five Fun Facts about ‘Fred Flintstone’… Well, perhaps the title of this post is a little misleading, in that our facts are not so much about Fred Flintstone ‘himself,’ but rather about Alan Reed, who was the … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Swing You Sinners

Born July 19, 1883 Max Fleischer… As I write this blog on the very day that would have been MAX FLEISCHER’S 133rd birthday (Max was born in Krakow on July 19th 1883) I am here to sing the praises of … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Brother Dave Fleischer

Dave Fleischer, the Creative Soul of the Fleischer Studios…   In addressing the phenomenon of legendary Max Fleischer and his pioneering animation empire, it is hard not to give the biggest of props to Max’s younger brother Dave – the listed director … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Master Illustrators at Work

The Breathtaking Backgrounds of Max Fleischer…  I never fail to find something new and breathtaking in the backgrounds of Max Fleischer’s delightfully surrealistic and highly askew cartoon worldview. From the rubbery, curvilinear city scene backgrounds that inspired the likes of … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop’s “Little Pal”

  Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop’s “Little Pal” (1934, d. Dave Fleischer) I am here to sing the praises of Max Fleischer’s September 1934 animation gem “Betty Boop’s Little Pal”, which introduced the character of Pudgy the Pup. Pudgy, like … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop

Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop I fell in love with Betty Boop upon first seeing her cartoons at Yale, when I was a director of the Yale Film Society from 1971-74. Betty Boop in Mysterious Mose (1930) I started a … Continue reading

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“Fleischerei: Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons” Gary Lucas CD Giveaway (March)!

“FLEISCHEREI: Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons” CD Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task Time for our next contest! That said, CMH is happy to announce that we’ll be giving away FOUR copies of FLEISCHEREI: Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons by, and courtesy of, Gary Lucas. In … Continue reading

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Shorts, A Tiny Blogathon: What’s Opera Doc?

  Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit! Okay, anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge Looney Tunes fan — so how happy am I to be writing about “What’s Opera, Doc?” for this Tiny Blogathon? Well, I’m smiling right now … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Daws Butler and His Many Voices

Born November 16, 1916 Voice Actor Daws Butler! Daws Butler has over 300 voice acting credits to his name. He voiced the Turtle/Penguin in the Disney film, Mary Poppins — as well as some of the most beloved Hanna-Barbera cartoons, plus a few cereal commercials as … Continue reading

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Legend Tribute: Chuck Jones

Born September 21, 1912 Animator and Director Chuck Jones!  “Animation isn’t the illusion of life; it is life!” -Chuck Jones I cannot really put into words how I feel about Chuck Jones and his artistry…  All I know is that when … Continue reading

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