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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!! I now present you with a truly amazing piece of animation, Night on Bald Mountain from Fantasia!! Enjoy!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Who Killed Who?

Every Halloween needs a good murder mystery, so I present to you the Tex Avery classic...Who Killed Who? from 1943.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Mighty Mouse Halloween

Wow two Mighty Mouse related posts in one month...well he deserves it and besides these are all about Halloween...it's getting closer!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Trick or Treat

Halloween is inching closer, so as a reminder to get those costumes prepared for a sugar overload, I bring you Walt Disneys Donald Duck in Trick or Treat!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Winnie the Pooh on Blu-ray Today!!!

Its a double post day! I just wanted to remind everyone that today Disney's newest traditionally(hand drawn) animated film is released on DVD and Blu-ray, Winnie the Pooh! It's great fun for the whole family! If you didn't catch it in theaters definitely be sure to check it out. Directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, it's a story taken from the original book with a few new elements and a soundtrack by Zooey Deschanel. It's worth an hour of your time (its short)....and be sure to watch after the credits, you won't be sorry. Winnie the Pooh! Winnie the Pooh! Winnie the Pooh!!!!




Batman: Arkham City

Well, today is the day one of the most anticipated video games in years is released, Batman: Arkham City. It is of course a sequel to the groundbreaking Batman: Arkham Asylum from a couple years back. So today I thought I would show off some of the amazing concept art for this game as a well as a few screenshots from the game itself. Enjoy! Btw, Batman: Arkham City is available now for PS3 and XBOX 360 at a retailer near you!








Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Mighty Mouse!!!!

On this day in 1942 the worlds mightiest mouse, Super Mouse, debuted in the animated short The Mouse of Tomorrow.  After 7 cartoons, Super Mouse was changed to Mighty Mouse with the 1944 short The Wreck of the Hesperus and he never looked back. Paul Terry created the character as a parody of Superman and included all of his powers. In his theatrical cartoons, Mighty was never particularly popular, although more popular than any other Terry Toon character. It was television that made the character into an icon. In 1955, the Mighty Mouse Playhouse premiered on CBS and ran for 12 years, but through other outlets he remained consistently on television for over 30 years. In the late 1970's and early 80's, Filmation created new adventures in the aptly titled The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle. But most famously, Ralph Bakshi revived the character in 1987 creating Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures for the CBS Saturday morning children's lineup. The series had a very adult themes and even landed its creator in hot water for a scene that was interpreted by some as Mighty snorting cocaine. The series only lasted for 2 seasons then the mouse of tomorrow faded into the background yet to be revived to this day. A Mighty Mouse CG animated film has been in production from Nickelodeon for the better part of the last decade and is currently slated for a 2013 release. Until then, the world eagerly awaits the return of the Mouse of Steel!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Pooh Bear!!!!

On October 14th, 1926 one of the most celebrated literary and film characters made his debut on the printed page, that tubby little cubby Winnie the Pooh. Well to be honest Pooh showed up in short stories printed in various magazines from 1924 on. But it was the actual book Winnie the Pooh that shot him to stardom and was released on this date. Of course we cant forget that this amazing book, by the incredible A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard, also saw the debut of Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga and Roo. Tigger would'nt show up until the sequel A House at Pooh Corner.  So since I cant give everyone a smackeral of hunny, I'll give you the next best thing, some original Winnie the Pooh illustrations by E.H. Shepard. Enjoy!!!....oh and one other thing, be sure to buy Disney's newest traditionally animated movie, Winnie the Pooh on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Art Clokey!

Today we say happy birthday to stop-motion animation pioneer Art Clokey(October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010) who, in 1955, created the icon that is Gumby!!! He also provided the voice of Pokey on several occasions. He's also responsible for the creation of the Lutheran Church's animated series Davey and Goliath.

Winsor McCay Wednesday: Little Nemo October 15th 1905

Starting this week, when you check out Winsor McCay Wednesday, I will be posting the Little Nemo Sunday strip in order beginning with October 15th 1905. Enjoy!!!




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Headless Horseman song

We're getting closer, so Im slowly gettin you ready with Bing Crosby singing The Headless Horseman song from Disneys Legend of Sleepy Hollow!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lonesome Ghosts

Now as we continue the countdown to Halloween I bring you the Walt Disney classic Lonesome Ghosts which, oddly enough, was released on Christmas Eve in 1937. The short also serves as the inspiration for The Ghost Busters.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Universal Monsters!!!

Today we showcase some of the great artwork featured on the movie posters of some of your favorite classic Universal Monster movies. Enjoy!!!




Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Winsor McCay Wednesday: How a Mosquito Operates

With Halloween Month under way, Winsor McCay Wednesday brings you the incredibly disturbing "How a Mosquito Operates" from 1912. Enjoy.....to the best of your ability....

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Skeleton Dance

We continue our Halloween festivities with Walt Disneys Silly Symphony cartoon The Skeleton Dance, drawn by the genius of Ub Iwerks.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Month

Well kiddies its that time again, October is here and that means Halloween. So all this month Ill be making Halloween themed posts. We shall begin with a bit of Woody Woodpecker in Franken-Stymied. Enjoy!