In 1930, Walt Disney gave his flagship character, Mickey Mouse, just what every anthropomorphic rodent needs: a canine companion named Pluto. But Pluto (or, as he was initially known, Pluto the Pup) didn’t start out […]
As recounted in Stefan Kanfer’s history of animation, Serious Business (1997), early in 1933, Walt Disney gave a personal tour of the Disney animation studio to movie star Mary Pickford. Disney was considering making a live-action version […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … time for Christmas cartoons! Each Saturday this month, we’ll be taking a fond look back at some classic holiday shenanigans from some very familiar animated folks. First up, let’s revisit the […]
This week’s entry in our Saturday Morning Cartoons series looks at another animated Thanksgiving feast, this time from the zany crew at Warner Bros.: a Porky Pig/Daffy Duck pairing that finds Daffy at his goofy […]
Thanksgiving is almost here! Today, we give thanks for all of the glorious classic cartoon bounty there is to enjoy this season by highlighting a great Turkey Day ‘toon, the 1949 Tom and Jerry short The Little Orphan.
When young Walt Disney met fellow teenager Ubbe Iwerks in Kansas City, Missouri in 1919, neither man likely knew how fruitful their eventual partnership would be. With Ub’s talent and Walt’s ambition, the two pioneered the […]