Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ALICE COMEDIES ad June 21, 1925

From the June 21, 1925 edition of Film Daily. Margie Gay had at this point taken over the role of Alice.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

PLANE CRAZY write up


Seeing these ads in the Film Daily pages is really like a window to the past, it's easy to imagine walking into a theatre when these cartoons were new. Probably not much different from the blockbusters of today.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Last week Cartoon Brew posted that whole volumes of the trade magazine FILM DAILY have been scanned and are viewable online. I couldn't help myself and had a browse and found some interesting material like this review (bottom left) from October 26, 1924 for Alice Gets in Dutch.

I saved loads more which I'll share over the coming week or so. Check out these ads for the
Below is a list from early in the life of the series, I guess this was for would be exhibitors or distributors, remember they were released on a states rights basis and not through a major. Only three shorts are listed as is Walt's name:
It's interesting how Walt is barely mentioned in any Alice material I found, at least not until later. Didier Ghez will be posting some more ads I found in the next day or so.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

DONALD Sunday - July 4, 1937

Sorry I'm late with this again, I've been busy working on storyboards, trying to meet deadlines which is always fun and then I also couldn't sign into the blog for a few days. Anyway, here is this week's Sunday.

Monday, May 9, 2011

DONALD Sunday - June 27, 1937

Sorry for the delay, I have had issues with the blog settings.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Letter from Charles Mintz

The upcoming PROFILES IN HISTORY auction is loaded with great relics, Walt's letter to Ub Iwerks among them. Here's another interesting piece, a letter from Charles Mintz to Virginia Davis' mother. Note the Alice Comedy logo in the top right corner.