Monday, February 21, 2022

Cartoon Animation Was Used For American Propaganda During World War II And After For Re-enlisting Soldiers

Did you know that World War ll helped change some history of animation? Before the war, animation was thought of as a form of childish amusement, but little did the American public know it would play a big part in American history. At the beginning of the war, the US government was hesitant to use propaganda campaigns, this included comic book heroes, posters, leaflets, and animated cartoons. Due to media pressure the US government decided it might be a useful tool to use. The government still insisted this was not an act of propaganda but a way of giving information to the US citizens. "Yea Right" I had to through my little 2 cents in here! Lol.

  Did you know that "Walt Disney Studios" became an actual army base of sort? Troops were stationed on the studio grounds throughout the war, and work with Walt Disney to make different types of propaganda short films for training troops and some animated films for morale purposes for Americans. Some of these film shorts carried a strong message to arouse or change viewpoints of the American public. "Scrap Happy Daffy" encourage you to donate scrap metal for the war, "Bugs Bunny" to buy war bonds, and others encourage paying your taxes! "Donald Duck" was used to poke fun at Hiter's Germany. 
Anyway, after the war came time to re-enlist soldiers for the armed forces and animation cartoons played a part. I have here a cartoon made by "United Prodctions Of America", 1940-1970 This adult cartoon is for recruiting for the navy. BJ/ 🙈🙉🙊


Thursday, February 17, 2022

Remember "The Three Stooges"?.... But Did You Know About The Animated Cartoons 1965-1966

 Remember "TheThree Stooges" an iconic comedy show that started as a vaudeville stage act in the 1920's and continued on to film shorts into the early 70's. What you probably didn't know is that there where animated cartoons made of the three characters 1965-1966. The cartoon shorts emulated the trio's antics and slap stick ways as presented on the film shorts. Larry, Curly and Moe were the characters in the cartoon version. Cambria Studios made 156 short Stooge cartoons and was supervised by Lee Orgel. The color television made the yearlong cartoons successful. There is 

not a lot more I can really said about these cartoon shorts, except I did not enjoy them as much as I did the film version Shorts. Here is one of the cartoons below....they called them "The New Three Stooges" 1965-1966. Enjoy!  BJ

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Little LuLu Animated Cartoon Brief History Moment

 Do you remember "little LuLu " animated cartoons? This little girl was something else, always into something that would drive you crazy. She reminded me of a female "Dennis The Menace" which of course came years later. Little LuLu started out as comic strip in 1935 and debuted in a February edition of the Saturday Evening Post. Marjorie Henderson Buell (Marge) was the author and artist of the comic strip which ran from 1935-1947 then in 1950 Little LuLu became syndicated series with the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, it ran until 1969.
Now about the animated short Films that were made in 1943 thru 1948. These 26 shorts were produced by Famous Studios which was affiliated with Paramount Pictures. There is not a lot to write about the 26 shorts that were made, except they were successful and Paramount Studios did not want to pay royalty fees on the new upcoming contract. They decided to make their own animated short "Little Audrey", dirty dogs!
 Well I guess that's just business. Here is a " Little LuLu" Cartoon short for you below, and you can see why they were so successful. BJ 🙈🙉🙊

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Foghorn Leghorn- Brief History Moment

 The character of Foghorn Leghorn was originally inspired by a character in a series of political cartoons created by Robert McKimson (seen here with Mel Blanc). McKimson's character was based around Senator Claghorn, a fictional radio politician who often used a catchphrase that Foghorn Leghorn would later use in the animated cartoons.  Foghorn adopted many of Claghorn's catchphrases, such as "I say." and "That's a joke, son!". Claghorn was the first character to be voiced by Mel Blanc, the voice of Foghorn was also performed by Frank Gorshin, Jeff Bergman, Joe Alaskey, Greg Burson, Bill Farmer, and Eric Bauza.  "Foghorn Leghorn" was first introduced in 1946 cartoon. "Foghorn Leghorn" is a mature rooster 

and quiet a character known for his quick wittiness and noble advice. In his cartoons, he is usually on a quest to bother "Barnyard Dawg". 
 He is also giving his advice to "Henery Hawk" who thinks he has a rivalry with "Barnyard Dawg". The cartoon series lasted until 1964.  S0...without further a do, here is a classic Foghorn Leghorn cartoon.