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by zavkram
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Attempted Murder in Cartoons
Replies: 66
Views: 8975

Hmmm... check the gunplay and shootout at 4:45. There are quite a lot of early Mickeys in which death is often clearly threatened in an adventure scenario, usually (as here) by Pegleg Pete. I noticed that Horace Horsecollar started out in a subservient role to Mickey Mouse(!) I liked the lightning-...
by zavkram
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Sound Recording Systems in Hollywood's Golden Age
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Thanks, Ray, for explaining that... the reason I brought it up was because, at one point while I was posting my last reply, I was suddenly (and inexplicably) reminded of the time, several years ago, when I was watching an old 1960's Hanna-Barbera cartoon on a local independent TV station. I recall n...
by zavkram
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Chuck Jones's Film Production cartoons: Your Thoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 8016

I saw all of them except Pullet Surprise and From Hare to Eternity. I only found Chariots of Fur to be mildly-amusing (some sight-gags just didn't work for me). I disliked the ending to Another Froggy Evening; I just found it way too "cutsie-pie" for my taste.
by zavkram
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Really Really OT: PIE
Replies: 104
Views: 14043

Well, so far it looks like no one has listed Cal Dalton's and Ben Hardaway's 1940 Merrie Melodie, Busy Bakers . At the end of the cartoon the baker calls after the tall, dark stranger (one of the elves in disguise) to whom he has just given a freshly-baked pie: "Hey, Mister... I forgot to tell you t...
by zavkram
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Sound Recording Systems in Hollywood's Golden Age
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

And how about the Brunswick sound recordings? It's interesting that you mentioned them. I wasn't aware that they had a sound-on-film process for motion picture production. I was aware, however, that they, like RCA Victor, had employed a photo-electric process for the production of commercial record...
by zavkram
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Sunshine Makers stills 35mm
Replies: 24
Views: 4640

You sure about that, Steve? All the title cards I've seen on admittedly grubby prints look like they say "Processed by Cinecolor" under the Ted Eschbaugh credit. I say "look like" because I can only make out "-color" with four letters before it. That fits Cinecolor, but Technicolor would have six l...
by zavkram
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Original Toddle Tales Titles....
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

I don't have any more copies of this title myself- looks like they figured that out! There'll be more copies sometime soon from Mackinac Media... Oh, OK... I obviously misunderstood your earlier e-mail to me, Steve; I thought you had originally said that Mackinac would no longer distribute any DVD'...
by zavkram
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Sound Recording Systems in Hollywood's Golden Age
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Thank you, Ray, for that excellent and highly-informative breakdown... I knew if anyone had the straight dope on this topic, it would be you. I'm sorry, I completely forgot about Lee DeForest's pioneering experiments. I have always been fascinated by the early processes by which sound was recorded. ...
by zavkram
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Sunshine Makers stills 35mm
Replies: 24
Views: 4640

I have the DVD from Blackhawk Films/Image Entertainment; so I suppose that whichever "Rainbow Parade" cartoon with original titles is the oldest on that DVD is also the oldest one I've ever seen.
by zavkram
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Sound Recording Systems in Hollywood's Golden Age
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Sound Recording Systems in Hollywood's Golden Age

I've been watching a lot of vintage Hollywood animation of late; and one thing I have begun to notice is that some Hollywood studios utilized Western Electric's sound system ("mirrophonic", "The Voice of Action", etc.), while others used RCA's recording system (RCA "High Fidelity", "Noiseless", "Pho...

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