The Academy Awards are tonight, so I thought now would be a good time to post this clip from the 1959 Academy Awards. The 1958 Bugs Bunny cartoon "Knighty Knight Bugs" is announced as the winner of Best Animated Short Film. Producer John W. Burton accepts the award, but gives credit to the cast and … Continue reading An Oscar for Bugs Bunny, 1959.
Month: February 2011
This is a screen shot from the 1946 Warner Brothers cartoon "Hollywood Canine Canteen", a cartoon about a nightclub for dogs, run by dog versions of 1940s celebrities. I'm pretty sure that this is the only reference to Lionel Hampton in any WB cartoon, and I figured that with the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival going … Continue reading Looney Jazz
One year ago today, I made my first post.
Disney animator Bill Justice died today, one day after his 97th birthday. He worked on may of Disney's feature films, including Fantasia, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. He also did some stop motion animation for Disney in the 1960s, such as the opening titles to The Parent Trap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D9WbiUseLI
The Super Bowl is today, I don't usually post about sports, but the Super Bowl is a pretty big deal, it's practically a national holiday. Today is, of course, also the Ronald Reagan Centennial.