History Creator / WalterLantz

6th Feb '16 12:27:53 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A prominent animator and director of cartoons during TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, and was the creator of characters like WesternAnimation/AndyPanda, WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly, and most famous of all, WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker.

to:

A prominent animator and director of cartoons during TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, and was the creator of characters like WesternAnimation/AndyPanda, WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly, and most famous of all, WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker.



* LongRunner: Lantz's studio was the longest surviving theatrical cartoon studio, thanks in part to Lantz being accustomed to working with low budget cartoons, and thus having no problem adjusting to the rise of the [[DarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age]]. However, the studio finally gave up the ghost in 1972, as theatrical cartoons had become completely unprofitable by that point.

to:

* LongRunner: Lantz's studio was the longest surviving theatrical cartoon studio, thanks in part to Lantz being accustomed to working with low budget cartoons, and thus having no problem adjusting to the rise of the [[DarkAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age]]. However, the studio finally gave up the ghost in 1972, as theatrical cartoons had become completely unprofitable by that point.
22nd Jan '16 5:27:34 AM luiz4200
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ThePardon: One of the Inspector Willoughby shorts features a man trying to escape prison. During the last attempt, he tries to ram the gates but then Inspector Willoughby just opens them and informs him he's been pardoned. He then wants to be let back in prison.
29th Sep '15 12:23:52 PM Mario1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Incidentally, he and Creator/WaltDisney were great friends throughout their lives.

to:

Incidentally, he and Creator/WaltDisney were great friends throughout their lives.
lives. This is likely due to both of their relationships with [[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Pictures]].
28th May '15 5:09:51 AM Prinzenick
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BenevolentBoss: Walter was considered by his employees to be one of the best employers to work for during the Golden Age. It helped that, unlike producers like Fred Quimby of MGM or Eddie Selzer of Warner Bros., Lantz actually liked making cartoons and had firsthand experience as an animator and director in addition to producing and even editing his own films, so he had a lot of understanding and sympathy for the artists in his studio. Animator Alex Lovy in particular praised Lantz for his in the Walter Lantz Story.

to:

* BenevolentBoss: Walter was considered by his employees to be one of the best employers to work for during the Golden Age. It helped that, unlike producers like Fred Quimby of MGM or Eddie Selzer of Warner Bros., Lantz actually liked making cartoons and had firsthand experience as an animator and director in addition to producing and even editing his own films, so he had a lot of understanding and sympathy for the artists in his studio. Animator Alex Lovy in particular praised Lantz for his this in the Walter Lantz Story.
28th May '15 5:09:03 AM Prinzenick
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BenevolentBoss: Walter was considered by his employees to be one of the best employers to work for during the Golden Age. It helped that, unlike producers like Fred Quimby of MGM or Eddie Selzer of Warner Bros., Lantz actually liked making cartoons and had firsthand experience as an animator and director in addition to producing his films, so he had a lot of understanding and sympathy for the artists in his studio. Animator Alex Lovy in particular praised Lantz for his in the Walter Lantz Story.

to:

* BenevolentBoss: Walter was considered by his employees to be one of the best employers to work for during the Golden Age. It helped that, unlike producers like Fred Quimby of MGM or Eddie Selzer of Warner Bros., Lantz actually liked making cartoons and had firsthand experience as an animator and director in addition to producing and even editing his own films, so he had a lot of understanding and sympathy for the artists in his studio. Animator Alex Lovy in particular praised Lantz for his in the Walter Lantz Story.
28th May '15 5:08:19 AM Prinzenick
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ArtEvolution: The studio went through a fair amount of it. Their earliest work had a very rubbery, bizarre feel to it; Lantz began working with a hyper-cute style in about 1933, while the studio's other director, Bill Nolan kept with the original approach until his firing at the end of the following year, cementing Lantz's cutesy style as the one used by the studio. This lasted until 1938, when Lantz allowed a number of animators the chance of directing, leading the studio's cartoons in 1938-39 having a range of different styles. By the end of 1939 things had settled down to having Alex Lovy as the main director, and their cartoons became amateurishly drawn, misguided attempts at imitating the West-Coast animation style pioneered by Disney and WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts, and suffered from mushy animation. ShamusCulhane tried to beef up the studios art quality with Disney-esque articulation, with varying degrees of success, but this was impeded by indifference from most of the artists, as well as sloppy inking and inbetween work. Dick Lundy managed to bring genuine, albeit budget constrained, Disney-quality animation to the studio during his tenure. From the 50's and onward, Lantz switched to a more conservative, stiffer art style for the rest of the studios life.

to:

* ArtEvolution: The studio went through a fair amount of it.it, and its worth noting that before the 50s, the studio never really had an established house style. Their earliest work had a very rubbery, bizarre feel to it; Lantz began working with a hyper-cute style in about 1933, while the studio's other director, Bill Nolan kept with the original approach until his firing at the end of the following year, cementing Lantz's cutesy style as the one used by the studio. This lasted until 1938, when Lantz allowed a number of animators the chance of directing, leading the studio's cartoons in 1938-39 having a range of different styles. By the end of 1939 things had settled down to having Alex Lovy as the main director, and their cartoons became amateurishly drawn, misguided attempts at imitating the West-Coast animation style pioneered by Disney and WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts, and suffered from mushy animation. ShamusCulhane tried to beef up the studios art quality with Disney-esque articulation, with varying degrees of success, but this was impeded by indifference from most of the artists, as well as sloppy inking and inbetween work. Dick Lundy managed to bring genuine, albeit budget constrained, Disney-quality animation to the studio during his tenure. From the 50's and onward, Lantz switched to a more conservative, stiffer art style for the rest of the studios life.
28th May '15 5:07:07 AM Prinzenick
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BenevolentBoss: Walter was considered by his employees to be one of the best employers to work for during the Golden Age.

to:

* BenevolentBoss: Walter was considered by his employees to be one of the best employers to work for during the Golden Age. It helped that, unlike producers like Fred Quimby of MGM or Eddie Selzer of Warner Bros., Lantz actually liked making cartoons and had firsthand experience as an animator and director in addition to producing his films, so he had a lot of understanding and sympathy for the artists in his studio. Animator Alex Lovy in particular praised Lantz for his in the Walter Lantz Story.
22nd Apr '15 4:21:43 PM TonyG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RogerRabbitEffect: Lantz started using this in his ''WesternAnimation/DinkyDoodle'' shorts, used again in the ''WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit short "Puppet Show", the ending of "100 Pygmies and Andy Panda", and used it again in the bridging segments of ''The Woody Woodpecker Show''.

to:

* RogerRabbitEffect: Lantz started using this in his ''WesternAnimation/DinkyDoodle'' shorts, used again in the ''WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit ''WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit'' short "Puppet Show", the ending of "100 Pygmies and Andy Panda", and used it again in the bridging segments of ''The Woody Woodpecker Show''.
29th Dec '14 5:58:15 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Jock and Jill: Apparently [[CaptainErsatz imitations]] of HarmanAndIsing's WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid.

to:

* Jock and Jill: Apparently [[CaptainErsatz imitations]] of HarmanAndIsing's Creator/HarmanAndIsing's WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid.
18th Jul '13 6:08:50 PM morenohijazo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:



Added DiffLines:

* BalloonBurstingBird: The 1970 Beary Family cartoon "The Unhandy Man" has Charlie Beary trying to [[DIYDisaster install a garage door opener on his own]]. One of his attempts to get his garage door open involves a big balloon, which fails when a bird pops the balloon.
This list shows the last 10 events of 13. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.WalterLantz