Sunday Funnies

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A grab bag of classics from a compilation site I found, enjoy.

In the late 1920s, the U.S. Navy’s Bombing Squadron Two (VB-2B) adopted a unit insignia consisting of Felix happily carrying a bomb with a burning fuse. They retained the insignia through the 1930s, when they became a fighter squadron under the designations VF-6B and, later, VF-3, whose members Edward O’Hare and John Thach became famous naval aviators in World War II.

Because animating a mouth in synchronization with sound was difficult, Syncro-Vox was soon used as a cheap animation technique. The 1959 cartoon Clutch Cargo produced by Cambria Studios was the first to make use of the Syncro-Vox technique.[2] Clutch Cargo, along with fellow Cambria shows Space Angel and Captain Fathom, superimposed actors’ lips voicing the scripted dialogue laid over the animated figures

Silly Symphony

Between 1943 and 1948, Lulu appeared in 26 theatrical animated shorts produced by Famous Studios for Paramount Pictures, replacing the Superman shorts of the 1940s.[21] Paramount went on to create a similar character, Little Audrey, after failing to renew the Lulu license (and therefore avoiding the payment of royalty fees).

Like his inspiration, Superman, Mighty Mouse’s superpowers are vast and sometimes appear limitless. His main powers include flight, super-strength and invulnerability. The early cartoons often portray him as a ruthless fighter; one of his most frequent tactics is to fly under an enemy’s chin and let loose a volley of blows, subduing the opponent through sheer physical punishment.

These full-color Van Beuren efforts were well received, and Van Beuren had finally succeeded in sponsoring a popular cartoon series, but RKO later entered into a deal to distribute new color cartoons produced by industry leader Walt Disney. RKO, no longer needing Van Beuren’s cartoons, abandoned the Rainbow Parade shorts.

Amedee J. Van Beuren fell ill during this time. In July 1938, he had a stroke that would eventually lead to his death on November 12 of the same year by heart attack.[4][5]

During his recovery from his stroke, Van Beuren closed his studio rather than accept unionization that had caused the studio problems in 1935.

I yam what I yam.

All 36 Color Classics shorts are currently public domain except for The Tears of an Onion.

We’ll end this week with one of my favorite WB toons.

That’s all folks!

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03/31/2024 10:30 pm

Ahh Sunday Mornings of My Long Lost Youth … ; )

03/31/2024 3:15 pm

500 starz, thanks so much!

if only ALL news was “this good”

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03/31/2024 10:53 am

Rabbits and ducks. It’s like cartoons were made for Easter

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