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by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: The Sonovox
Replies: 10
Views: 2865

A similar procédé was used in the beginning of Warner's 1939 cartoon «Land of the Midnight Fun».
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05NVq1_Wooo
by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Thunderbean Noveltoons Sneak sending tomorrow and 'Making 'Em Move' revised!
Replies: 55
Views: 18665

Taking advantage of a quick round trip to take a quick look at the copy I have received in what little time I had, and I have to say that the transfers are definitely stunning. The Enchanted Square and the HD transfers look especially beautiful, and are the closest you can get to the negatives. Any ...
by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: The Merry-Go-Round Breakdown
Topic: "Cross-Country Detours" (1940) Breakdown Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 11208

A bit on the technical side, but the distances between Alaska and the several towns of California as seen on the sign are inaccurate: Anchorage is a little over 3000 miles away from San Francisco whereas the westmost end of the Alaska is no more than 4000 miles away from California.
by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: The Merry-Go-Round Breakdown
Topic: "Cross-Country Detours" (1940) Breakdown Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 11208

The source footage from which the "shedding lizard" was rotoscoped can be found on LTGC6 in the "Christmas Party" reels that were shot at the Schlesinger studio. The woman who took it all off was reportedly a stripper hired by Avery. Not only the shedding lizard, but also the female deer as well as...
by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: The GAC Forums Water Cooler
Topic: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?
Replies: 37
Views: 11122

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Saw it on the big screen recently, and for a faux-blockbuster it's surprisingly good - though it sure doesn't surpass the 1968 classic.
Weak story, but there's the best ape impersonator in the past ten years, namely Andy Serkis.
by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Looking for name of two old songs.
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

For the sake of completeness, the March of the Trolls is one of Grieg's many Lyric Pieces . The cue played at the beginning of Congo Jazz was used quite often in melodramae to introduce the villain onscreen as well as in cartoons to portray the villain or convey a spooky atmosphere ( Congo Jazz was ...
by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Most Used Piece of Classical Music
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

larriva9/11 wrote:Though once you whittle away the cartoons that involved pianos, how many appearances were there?


The orchestral arrangment is also played in Wise Quackers and over the opening titles of Fleischer's Raven.
by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Most Used Piece of Classical Music
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

The snippet that I think was used just as much, but is not listed, is Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Almost all war propaganda cartoons use the first four bars of the symphony to indicate "V for victory!" The morse code for "victory" was patterned on that motif, known as "fate motif". So it's no surpr...
by Scarlet Pumpernickel
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Most Used Piece of Classical Music
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

And of course, anytime there is a scene referring to a marriage, the Nuptial March from A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, act III are obligatory musical references...

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