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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yrOFsw3o8IE/UiiRXU0fKoI/AAAAAAAAQPc/LuvKZl7OjWQ/s1600/aaawatch2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="488" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yrOFsw3o8IE/UiiRXU0fKoI/AAAAAAAAQPc/LuvKZl7OjWQ/s640/aaawatch2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: red;"><em>Boogie Woogie Sioux</em> Drips 1942 Technicolor</span></span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jpOUiX22b9c/UiiRZ6x8UjI/AAAAAAAAQPk/iDAeaDjdDqU/s1600/aaawatch3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="306" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jpOUiX22b9c/UiiRZ6x8UjI/AAAAAAAAQPk/iDAeaDjdDqU/s400/aaawatch3.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">How much heed did cartoon-makers pay to quality of output? Not enough, say investigators of Walter Lantz. He was most about finishing on time and doing so cheaply, that at least understandable in view of fact that Walt was independent producing his shorts for Universal release<span style="color: black;"> </span><span style="color: white;">and they frowned on&nbsp;overruns. Any extravagance would be Lantz's cross to bear, as in money gone from <em>his</em> pocket. So how good was "good enough"? <em>Film Daily</em> trade-reviewed <em>Boogie Woogie Sioux</em> and liked</span> it ("This short cleverly combines fun and music"). Seven minutes&nbsp;mattered less&nbsp;so long as it was colorful and loud, two elements Lantz flogged hard with his "Swing Symphony" series. These cartoons don't get seen a</span> <span style="color: white;">lot nowadays, a few are on Woody Woodpecker DVD sets from Universal, but content of others (racial, ethnic, what not) maintain quarantine for much of the lot. Lantz hired animators from all over into his wartime shop, thanks to the ruinous Disney strike (many had left WD) and stragglers off Warner assembly. These guys couldn't uplift Lantz, but he could sure drag <em>them</em> down.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aeXxkZjKdRw/UiiRbAPmqCI/AAAAAAAAQPs/v8fNOrTeZ_s/s1600/aaawatch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="264" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aeXxkZjKdRw/UiiRbAPmqCI/AAAAAAAAQPs/v8fNOrTeZ_s/s640/aaawatch1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IDhVja0PdFM/UiiRcxbcFkI/AAAAAAAAQP0/qifLaawUCgs/s1600/aaawatch4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="307" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IDhVja0PdFM/UiiRcxbcFkI/AAAAAAAAQP0/qifLaawUCgs/s400/aaawatch4.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Pretty soon a newcomer would understand that keeping within budget was Rule One and Only (Walt deplored spend-levels over $15K per reel). Swing Symphony formula was simple in the extreme: A problem would be introduced, then resolved in terms of jive, peppy music a cure to all ills. The set-up here is parched <span style="color: white;">Indians seeking rain; can a hot band, Tommy Hawk and His Five Scalpers, come to rescue? Lantz staff knew the drill soon as the boss handed down framework ... desert gags, thirst jokes,&nbsp;redskinned laffs ... the situation was old as hills, but swing's tonic would&nbsp;soothe that. Technicolor as Lantz-rendered made it look like someone took brushes to the screen itself, being among most vivid hues laid down</span> in the 40's. That legacy lasted thanks to Castle Films releasing Lantz cartoons</span> <span style="color: white;">to home use from the late 40's through the 60's. </span><span style="color: white;">Prints were supplied by Technicolor in narrower format --- you could own <em>Boogie Woogie Sioux</em> in glorious 16mm three-strip --- and they'd not fade. Collectors rightfully prized these intact survivors from cartooning's Swingingest Era.</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fLM2Y44yyHA/Ui9ZN17HOMI/AAAAAAAAQRM/pIqF_NmrcRI/s1600/aaawatch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="512" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fLM2Y44yyHA/Ui9ZN17HOMI/AAAAAAAAQRM/pIqF_NmrcRI/s640/aaawatch1.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">Ouch! Writer/Historian Scott MacGillivray Supplies a Glimpse of What Castle</span><br /><span style="color: yellow;">8 and 16mm Prints Eventually Became When They <em>Weren't </em>On Technicolor Stock</span>&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="color: yellow;">UPDATE: 9/10/13 --- 1:35 PM:</span> <span style="color: white;">Scott MacGillivray, expert in the area of Castle Films, and author of </span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Castle-Films-Hobbyists-Scott-MacGillivray/dp/0595324916/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1378834786&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=castle+films"><span style="color: yellow;">a splendid book</span></a> <span style="color: white;">on the topic, sends along the following specifics of Walter Lantz cartoons on non-fading (or otherwise) 8 and 16mm stock:</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z0Uyc2gWjE4/Ui9a2EvU2DI/AAAAAAAAQRY/2xjY0UPbdQA/s1600/aaawatch2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z0Uyc2gWjE4/Ui9a2EvU2DI/AAAAAAAAQRY/2xjY0UPbdQA/s400/aaawatch2.jpg" width="272" /></a></div><div><em><span style="color: yellow; font-size: large;">Castle only issued Technicolor prints for a few years, ending in 1950. Castle's color releases were usually printed in Cinecolor (1941-51), Kodachrome, and Ansco, and ultimately in the cheaper and far less sturdy Eastmancolor (which is why there are so many faded Lantz cartoons these days).</span></em></div><div><em><span style="font-size: large;"></span></em>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="color: white; font-size: large;">The print I viewed of <em>Boogie Woogie Sioux</em>, belonging to a longtime film collector,&nbsp;turns out to have been&nbsp;one of those rare Techicolor prints that Castle sold prior to 1950, according to Scott's info. Wonder how many of these even exist now ...</span><br /><span style="color: white; font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="color: white; font-size: large;">Many&nbsp;Thanks to Scott MacGillivray for this fascinating info.</span></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yrOFsw3o8IE/UiiRXU0fKoI/AAAAAAAAQPc/LuvKZl7OjWQ/s1600/aaawatch2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="488" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yrOFsw3o8IE/UiiRXU0fKoI/AAAAAAAAQPc/LuvKZl7OjWQ/s640/aaawatch2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: red;"><em>Boogie Woogie Sioux</em> Drips 1942 Technicolor</span></span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jpOUiX22b9c/UiiRZ6x8UjI/AAAAAAAAQPk/iDAeaDjdDqU/s1600/aaawatch3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="306" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jpOUiX22b9c/UiiRZ6x8UjI/AAAAAAAAQPk/iDAeaDjdDqU/s400/aaawatch3.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">How much heed did cartoon-makers pay to quality of output? Not enough, say investigators of Walter Lantz. He was most about finishing on time and doing so cheaply, that at least understandable in view of fact that Walt was independent producing his shorts for Universal release<span style="color: black;"> </span><span style="color: white;">and they frowned on&nbsp;overruns. Any extravagance would be Lantz's cross to bear, as in money gone from <em>his</em> pocket. So how good was "good enough"? <em>Film Daily</em> trade-reviewed <em>Boogie Woogie Sioux</em> and liked</span> it ("This short cleverly combines fun and music"). Seven minutes&nbsp;mattered less&nbsp;so long as it was colorful and loud, two elements Lantz flogged hard with his "Swing Symphony" series. These cartoons don't get seen a</span> <span style="color: white;">lot nowadays, a few are on Woody Woodpecker DVD sets from Universal, but content of others (racial, ethnic, what not) maintain quarantine for much of the lot. Lantz hired animators from all over into his wartime shop, thanks to the ruinous Disney strike (many had left WD) and stragglers off Warner assembly. These guys couldn't uplift Lantz, but he could sure drag <em>them</em> down.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aeXxkZjKdRw/UiiRbAPmqCI/AAAAAAAAQPs/v8fNOrTeZ_s/s1600/aaawatch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="264" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aeXxkZjKdRw/UiiRbAPmqCI/AAAAAAAAQPs/v8fNOrTeZ_s/s640/aaawatch1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IDhVja0PdFM/UiiRcxbcFkI/AAAAAAAAQP0/qifLaawUCgs/s1600/aaawatch4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="307" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IDhVja0PdFM/UiiRcxbcFkI/AAAAAAAAQP0/qifLaawUCgs/s400/aaawatch4.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Pretty soon a newcomer would understand that keeping within budget was Rule One and Only (Walt deplored spend-levels over $15K per reel). Swing Symphony formula was simple in the extreme: A problem would be introduced, then resolved in terms of jive, peppy music a cure to all ills. The set-up here is parched <span style="color: white;">Indians seeking rain; can a hot band, Tommy Hawk and His Five Scalpers, come to rescue? Lantz staff knew the drill soon as the boss handed down framework ... desert gags, thirst jokes,&nbsp;redskinned laffs ... the situation was old as hills, but swing's tonic would&nbsp;soothe that. Technicolor as Lantz-rendered made it look like someone took brushes to the screen itself, being among most vivid hues laid down</span> in the 40's. That legacy lasted thanks to Castle Films releasing Lantz cartoons</span> <span style="color: white;">to home use from the late 40's through the 60's. </span><span style="color: white;">Prints were supplied by Technicolor in narrower format --- you could own <em>Boogie Woogie Sioux</em> in glorious 16mm three-strip --- and they'd not fade. Collectors rightfully prized these intact survivors from cartooning's Swingingest Era.</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fLM2Y44yyHA/Ui9ZN17HOMI/AAAAAAAAQRM/pIqF_NmrcRI/s1600/aaawatch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="512" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fLM2Y44yyHA/Ui9ZN17HOMI/AAAAAAAAQRM/pIqF_NmrcRI/s640/aaawatch1.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">Ouch! Writer/Historian Scott MacGillivray Supplies a Glimpse of What Castle</span><br /><span style="color: yellow;">8 and 16mm Prints Eventually Became When They <em>Weren't </em>On Technicolor Stock</span>&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="color: yellow;">UPDATE: 9/10/13 --- 1:35 PM:</span> <span style="color: white;">Scott MacGillivray, expert in the area of Castle Films, and author of </span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Castle-Films-Hobbyists-Scott-MacGillivray/dp/0595324916/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1378834786&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=castle+films"><span style="color: yellow;">a splendid book</span></a> <span style="color: white;">on the topic, sends along the following specifics of Walter Lantz cartoons on non-fading (or otherwise) 8 and 16mm stock:</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z0Uyc2gWjE4/Ui9a2EvU2DI/AAAAAAAAQRY/2xjY0UPbdQA/s1600/aaawatch2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z0Uyc2gWjE4/Ui9a2EvU2DI/AAAAAAAAQRY/2xjY0UPbdQA/s400/aaawatch2.jpg" width="272" /></a></div><div><em><span style="color: yellow; font-size: large;">Castle only issued Technicolor prints for a few years, ending in 1950. Castle's color releases were usually printed in Cinecolor (1941-51), Kodachrome, and Ansco, and ultimately in the cheaper and far less sturdy Eastmancolor (which is why there are so many faded Lantz cartoons these days).</span></em></div><div><em><span style="font-size: large;"></span></em>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="color: white; font-size: large;">The print I viewed of <em>Boogie Woogie Sioux</em>, belonging to a longtime film collector,&nbsp;turns out to have been&nbsp;one of those rare Techicolor prints that Castle sold prior to 1950, according to Scott's info. Wonder how many of these even exist now ...</span><br /><span style="color: white; font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="color: white; font-size: large;">Many&nbsp;Thanks to Scott MacGillivray for this fascinating info.</span></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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