Digital Reference Library
Kids Television Shows
Baby Boomer Family
Molly Moo Cow and the Butterflys 1935
Cupid Gets His Man 1936
A look into the whole cupid operation; we see how the process is supposed to work, with cupids practicing their archery, and the couples handed off to the stork. But there's one particularly resistant couple (the man is a W.C. Fields caricature) who takes the whole crew to finally corral.
Model Airplane Meet 1949
In a Cartoon Studio 1931
A sassy cat visits a cartoon studio and learns the mysteries of animation. The process involved in creating a film is portrayed through gag-like scenes, including drawing, looping, filming and sound. These lessons should not be taken too literally: there's a walking camera here, as well as a mouse who doubles as a pencil sharpener and other surprises. There are several "cartoon within a cartoon" sequences, including a brilliantly witty depiction of an animator creating a "flip book" of cels as a model poses for each page- he flips the book for us when he's done, revealing a sexy hula dance! In the final scenario, we see the cartoon screened for an audience of Aesop animals, who thrill to the animated version of the formulaic "Nell" story.
The Enchanted Square was a Noveltoon cartoon, produced by Famous Studios and released on May 9, 1947. It marks the third appearance of Raggedy Ann in a cartoon. The cartoon was directed by Seymour Kneitel, written by Orestes Calpini and Shane Miller, animated by Calpini and Al Eugster, with background art by Miller, and music composed by Winston Sharples.
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