Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Chronological MGM Blog

There is a blog of screenshots being posted at (albeit starting in 1939), with text in what I assume is Portugese as the blogger, Luige125, is in Brazil. Good luck.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

WB Production Numbers

Thad's doing a compilation of WB production numbers, which may be a useful resource:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Catch phrase junction

Useful post at Yowp's Tralfaz on radio catch phrases from Madison Capital Times of August 23, 1942.
Catch Phrases of Air Comics Catch Public
New Phrases Added Daily to Our American ‘Slanguage’
AMERICA’S modern language has been colored by radio particularly by those comedians whose joke factories are located in NBC studios.
When Little Johnny wants to contradict his mother nowadays he says, “That ain’t the way I heerd it,” patterned after Bill Thompson’s phrase as the Old Timer with Fibber McGee and Molly.
Thus does radio affect the language of the people of the United States. Catch-phrases from radio are the modern versions of “twenty-three skidoo” and “you tell ‘em, I stutter.” Radio’s comedians add new phrases to the American slanguage every day, and every hep-cat is judged by his knowledge of the latest radio line.
Skelton’s Classic
Red Skelton’s Classic “I Dood It,” besides making newspaper headlines, has become an everyday phrase in young America’s vocabulary, along with his “I would answer that, but it would only wead to bwoodshed,” “If I do, I det a whippin’” and “Now, don’t get nosey, bub.”
Jerry Colonna, on Bob Hope’s program, made “Greetings, gate” a synonym for “hello.”
Molly McGee says “’Tain’t funny, McGee,” and millions stop other millions cold by telling them, “Tain’t funny, McGee.”
Charlie McCarthy’s pet phrase has been a national byword for years—“I’ll clip ‘em. So help me, I’ll mow ‘em down.”
From Al Pearce comes Elmer Burt’s [sic] “I Hope I Hope I Hope,” and Baby Snooks’ contribution is “Why, Daddy?” Meredith Willson has millions of listeners copying his “Well, bend me over and call me stoopid.” Dennis Day says “Yes, please” to Jack Benny, and in every town there are kids from 8 to 80 who say “Yes, please” to every question that calls for an affirmative."

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bray Resource

If the year you want to do includes Bray cartoons, you will likely find the Bray Animation Project to be a useful resource.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

AHAA needs help

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive is curtailing operations due to a lack of funds. Please consider donating to them. The Archive is a resource for people who like animation and related arts. I sent $20. Perhaps you could too.