Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Egg Cracker Suite

Here's a Walter Lantz Swing Symphony released during Easter holidays 1943, directed by Ben Hardaway and Emery Hawkins. "Egg Cracker Suite" is the last ever cartoon appearance by Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
And speaking of Easter rabbits... click here to see my Easter greeting card for this year . It's a frame taken from a cartoon I directed in 1932 :)

Happy Easter to all!

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Blogger Kevin W. Martinez said...

Channel 5 aired LAntz cartoons too? In its heyday, the network must've been a virtual conucopia of lesser-seen classic cartoons.

I believe this is the Oswald model that would be the norm in comics for decades (The gray/brown-white fur model). And I can't imagine I'm the only one who finds it strange that he's the only rabbit here wearing clothes.

1:41 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I love Oswald, sometimes I cannot stand this cute design.

5:07 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may been the end of Oswald's film career, but this film was the begining of a young voice actress who will go to become one of the best known animation voice artists. Can anyone guess who voiced Oswald in this film?

10:15 pm

Blogger Aurorah said...

the one of the hen knitting stockings is mildly creepy since the stocking looks more like a chicken let than the ones they drew on the chickens.

6:51 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Thanks nic to remind me that!
It totally escaped me!
't was the amazing June Foray!

8:03 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bought a copy of it on Super8 film from Castle way back in the 1970s. Printed on Polyester film stock the colour has held up really well. "The Egg Cracker Suite" is a really nice film and in keeping with the times of its release in 1943.....a timeless classic.

9:09 pm


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