Saturday, January 23, 2016

Robin Williams presents an Honorary Award to Walter Lantz: 1979 Oscars



Robin Williams presents an Honorary Award to Walter Lantz, for bringing joy and laughter to every part of the world through his unique animated motion pictures. From the 51st Academy Awards, hosted by Johnny Carson and featuring an appearance by Danny Thomas.

Walter Lantz Shows How to Make Cartoons

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Woody Woodpecker Movie Coming!?

Woody Woodpecker may be coming to the big screen -- Cool!

I located an article that is a few years old but shows there is interest in bringing Woody back to the forefront of pop culture.

Click the link below to read about Walter Lantz's favorite bird.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/woody-woodpecker-movie-universal-illumination-262540



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Knothead, Splinter Introduced

I always wondered where the first appearance of Knothead and Splinter happened (in cartoons, not comics). According to Wikipedia, it is in the cartoon Get Lost.

Get Lost is the 67th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on March 12, 1956, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal-International, per Wiki.

Woody is reading the story of Hansel and Gretel to his nephew Knothead and his niece Splinter. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Lost_(film)


Knothead and Splinter first appeared in New Funnies in 1952.