Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Blog: David Gerstein

Attention, Folks! As Santa Barbarian youth from the late 80s might recall, "WE WANT DAVID GERSTEIN!" was a chant with the best intentions for making sure the limitless knowledge and humor of our fellow historian Dave Gerstein was accessible to all interested parties. This finally applies even moreso now that he has started a new and very promising blog; Prehistoric Pop Culture, or 'ramapithblog' for short.
David is sure to share much of his knowledge of all things Disney, other miscellany like early Warner Bros. as well as many interesting comic book facts and tidbits. Obviously the random exotic dinner recipe will be thrown in...anyone with esoteric or downright eccentric tastes will enjoy this blog and I highly recommend it.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ken Priebe, Stop Motion Detective

Ken Priebe has posted a wonderful update on his blog The Boundaries of Fantasia in which his detective work and appreciation for all things stop motion animation are showcased. Ken's latest update, Explorations in Stop-Motion History moves from some interesting George Pal imagery (huge favorite of mine!) and then into the annals of something much more relevant to Stathesian animation studies, a [stop motion] animator of the silent era. Ken's musings and research on Howard Moss and his Mo-Toy and "Mugsy" character films is most interesting to me and I highly suggest readers here visit the blog post here.
As posted on Ken's blog and here several months back, a video shot of actual 16mm projection of a film done by Moss and re-released in the 1940s with a new title and narration.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Flip's Lunchroom

Here's a nice Iwerks cartoon I didn't see readily available online...transferred from my 16mm collection. Note the awesome Films Inc. distributor introduction! Enjoy.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

NEW DVD releases!

NEW DVD releases for 2009! $20.00 each plus shipping.

TS-41 Farmer Alfalfa Vol. 7 - Everyone's favorite Farmer Alfalfa from Paul Terry.
Alley Cat (1923) Farmer Al encounters the Cat KKK in his nightmares!
African Huntsman (1924)
Jealous Fisherman (1925)
Runaway Balloon (1925)
Up in the Air (1926)
Red Hot Sands (1927)
Flying Hoofs (1928)
Mechanical Cow (1937)

TS-42 Aesop's Fables Vol.2 - More early treasures from Paul Terry.
Rooster and the Eagle (1921)
Monkey Business (1924)
Adventures of Adenoid (1925)
Hitting the Rails (1926)
Wicked City (1926)
Pirates Bold (1926)
High Seas (1927)
Lad and His Lamp (1929)

TS-43 Alice Comedies - More silent classics from Walt Disney.
Alice's Tin Pony (1925- rare Sound version)
Alice's Tin Pony (1925- home movie version)
Alice Chops the Suey (1925)
Alice in the Jungle (1925)
Alice in the Wooly West (1926)
Alice's Little Parade (1926)
Alice the Whaler (1927- rare sound verion)

The following two collections feature Eastern European, mostly Russian cartoons which were edited, retitled, and repackaged with new English soundtracks for American telivision consumption in the 1960s. Here's a rare chance to see what was coming out of Europe during the Cold War. Packaged by Fima Noveck for Flamingo Telefilm, youth of the 1960s and 1970s remember these cartoons well. Unfortunately these color prints have turned red

TS-44 Flamingo Cartoons Vol. 1
Hole in the Sky
Wooden Boy
War of Colors
Gone with the Goose
One Sunny Day
Beggar's Treasure
Woody in Toyland
Detective's Nightmare
Millie the Kid
Monkey and the Atom

TS-45 Flamingo Cartoons Vol. 2
Wolf Trap
Bullies in a Toy Shop
The Rescue
The Party
Lion and the Gazelle
And So On
Animal School
Tiger Trouble
Barefoot King
Magic Mirror.

Shipping extra. Simply email me at cartoonsonfilm [at] if interested. Thanks always, friends.

Tom's Vintage Film- The largest source of Early Animation offering some 350 cartoons!