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Hold that Ghost (1941)

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:43 pm
by Woody Woodpecker
Well I came cross this when browsing Abbot and Costello films on Youtube has an animated opening sequence. But I don't know which studio produced sequence I would think Walter Lantz at first glans since the film was released by Universal, since I cannot find any confirmation who produced the animated sequence.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4BSwpMwT1M

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:36 pm
by Gasmask Ted
I think the ghost looks like it could be Columbia style.
But the non-theatrical animation studios could have also done this.

Also, you mean "glance"; "glans" is Latin for acorn. Perhaps you should do a google image search and see what pops up for how you spelled it...

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:21 pm
by J. J. Hunsecker
Gasmask Ted wrote:I think the ghost looks like it could be Columbia style.
But the non-theatrical animation studios could have also done this.

The early Lantz cartoons were similar to Columbia cartoons in style. It wasn't until Shamus Culhane showed up that the cartoons started to improve in animation quality. I don't see why the titles couldn't have been from Lantz. The only thing that gives me pause is the timing. It seems really sluggish, even for Lantz at that time.

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:12 am
by zavkram
This sounds very much like the older "Who did the animated titles for A&C Meet Frankenstein?" thread.

There's really no way of knowing who did the titles on this A&C film for certain; as any studio documentation that might shed light on this is probably lost to the ages. It could have been Lantz, or it could have been John Sutherland or any of the other independent studios.