History Creator / ColumbiaCartoons

27th Jan '18 6:31:01 PM GGJMGJHFMKHNK
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21st Nov '17 7:06:22 PM nombretomado
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Of all the classic theatrical animated cartoons, those released by ColumbiaPictures during UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation are perhaps the most overlooked by the general public today. This is unfortunate because some of the most significant endeavors in the medium's history emerged from the collective works of Charles Mintz, Screen Gems and UPA. It is difficult, for example, for one to think of the history of animation without films like "The Little Match Girl", "The Fox and the Grapes", "WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingBoing" or "WesternAnimation/RootyTootToot" that, in so many ways, redefined what a cartoon was. The only short they did that's still somewhat famous today is their adaptation of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Tell-Tale Heart'', which is often played in English classes.

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Of all the classic theatrical animated cartoons, those released by ColumbiaPictures Creator/ColumbiaPictures during UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation are perhaps the most overlooked by the general public today. This is unfortunate because some of the most significant endeavors in the medium's history emerged from the collective works of Charles Mintz, Screen Gems and UPA. It is difficult, for example, for one to think of the history of animation without films like "The Little Match Girl", "The Fox and the Grapes", "WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingBoing" or "WesternAnimation/RootyTootToot" that, in so many ways, redefined what a cartoon was. The only short they did that's still somewhat famous today is their adaptation of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Tell-Tale Heart'', which is often played in English classes.
11th Jun '17 7:32:55 PM TonyG
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* FurriesAreEasierToDraw: The UPA films are a major aversion. The UPA animators felt that FunnyAnimal characters were too cliché, and chose to use humans instead.
16th May '17 6:45:43 PM nombretomado
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* {{Remake}}: UbIwerks did a semi-remake of his earlier Disney work "WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance", called "Skeleton Frolic", for Columbia's "Color Rhapsodies" series.

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* {{Remake}}: UbIwerks Creator/UbIwerks did a semi-remake of his earlier Disney work "WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance", called "Skeleton Frolic", for Columbia's "Color Rhapsodies" series.
8th Feb '17 3:39:23 PM TheNerfGuy
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The Screen Gems name would later be reused by Columbia in several fields- it was the name of their TV production firm from 1948 to 1974; their 1965 logo became infamously known as the "S from Hell". Columbia revived the name again in 1999 for genre films and continues in that capacity. The studio itself would later receive several SpiritualSuccessor firms, including Adelaide Productions (which mainly handled 2D animated series, often based around Columbia and Creator/TriStarPictures movies), and Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation, which mainly makes 3D animated movies.

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The Screen Gems name would later be reused by Columbia in several fields- it was the name of their TV production firm from 1948 to 1974; their 1965 logo became infamously known as the "S from Hell". Columbia revived the name again in 1999 for genre films and continues in that capacity. The studio itself would later receive several SpiritualSuccessor successor firms, including Adelaide Productions (which mainly handled 2D animated series, often based around Columbia and Creator/TriStarPictures movies), and Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation, which mainly makes 3D animated movies.
2nd Nov '16 6:53:52 AM Prinzenick
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* WhamEpisode: "The Little Match Girl" is a very distinctive short of the Mintz era cartoons; it adapts the Hans Christian Andersen story and plays it completely straight, with all that entails, with no gags or usual musical romps of his shorts.

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* WhamEpisode: "The Little Match Girl" is a very distinctive short of the Mintz era cartoons; it adapts the Hans Christian Andersen story Creator/HansChristianAndersen [[Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl story]] and plays it completely straight, with all that entails, with no gags or usual musical romps of his shorts.
26th Oct '16 5:42:55 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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The Screen Gems name would later be reused by Columbia in several fields- it was the name of their TV production firm from 1954 to 1974; their 1965 logo became infamously known as the "S from Hell". Columbia revived the name again in 1999 for genre films and continues in that capacity. The studio itself would later receive several SpiritualSuccessor firms, including Adelaide Productions (which mainly handled 2D animated series, often based around Columbia and Creator/TriStarPictures movies), and Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation, which mainly makes 3D animated movies.

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The Screen Gems name would later be reused by Columbia in several fields- it was the name of their TV production firm from 1954 1948 to 1974; their 1965 logo became infamously known as the "S from Hell". Columbia revived the name again in 1999 for genre films and continues in that capacity. The studio itself would later receive several SpiritualSuccessor firms, including Adelaide Productions (which mainly handled 2D animated series, often based around Columbia and Creator/TriStarPictures movies), and Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation, which mainly makes 3D animated movies.
10th Oct '16 7:12:01 PM nombretomado
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While the history of Columbia's animation output is marked by hits and misses, experimentation always seems to be a constant. It was the early Charles Mintz/Screen Gems studio that produced some of the most groundbreaking cartoons of the 1930s, outside the [[ClassicDisneyShorts Disney]] and Creator/FleischerStudios. The Scrappy series, for example, employed exaggerated, abstract character designs and stories that involved unique personalities. The character of Scrappy, created by Dick Huemer, became an overnight success with a popularity surpassed only by Mickey Mouse.

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While the history of Columbia's animation output is marked by hits and misses, experimentation always seems to be a constant. It was the early Charles Mintz/Screen Gems studio that produced some of the most groundbreaking cartoons of the 1930s, outside the [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney]] and Creator/FleischerStudios. The Scrappy series, for example, employed exaggerated, abstract character designs and stories that involved unique personalities. The character of Scrappy, created by Dick Huemer, became an overnight success with a popularity surpassed only by Mickey Mouse.
22nd Aug '16 6:12:41 PM TonyG
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* ShortLivedBigImpact: United Productions of America barely lasted more than a decade as a theatrical cartoon studio, during which time their stylized approach to the medium profoundly changed the way cartoons looked for the next few decades (for better or worse). Even today, their influence, direct or indirect, is felt in shows as diverse as ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
27th Jul '16 5:56:04 PM nombretomado
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Two new DVD sets, containting the {{UPA}} oneshots and WesternAnimation/MrMagoo theatrical shorts. were eventually released; "UPA Jolly Frolics Collection" is now available exclusively on the Creator/TurnerClassicMovies online shop [[http://shop.tcm.com/upa-jolly-frolics-dvd/detail.php?p=364906 here]], and a definitive history of the studio was compiled into a book in 2012.

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Two new DVD sets, containting containing the {{UPA}} UPA oneshots and WesternAnimation/MrMagoo theatrical shorts. were eventually released; "UPA Jolly Frolics Collection" is now available exclusively on the Creator/TurnerClassicMovies online shop [[http://shop.tcm.com/upa-jolly-frolics-dvd/detail.php?p=364906 here]], and a definitive history of the studio was compiled into a book in 2012.
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