We’ll talk about Thunderbean stuff next week since progress continues, & it’s nice to take a little break from the who’s and what’s for a week. Things are going really well as we finish several projects, và we’ll be giving updates in the coming weeks. As we move forward, we’ll also be taking many of the special sets off the site, so visit the Thunderbean cửa hàng if there’s any special discs you’d still like.

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Now — onto our cartoon!

I always thought it was funny that the Terrytoons were appreciated by a seemingly small group of people- and, lượt thích Famous studios, never with much attention khổng lồ the art of the films. The internet age has, somehow, started lớn change the overall opinion of the shorts the studio produced, largely from various people posting copies of many of the films the studio produced.

I see the studio as having sort of five periods. Each partially spreads into another, & their timing is unusual compared to lớn some other studios in terms of kiến thiết eras. The longest of these eras seems to lớn be from about 1941 through 1956, stopping as the studio was purchased by CBS. This later 50s period is especially appreciated these days, & rightly so— but the really nice qualities of early 50s cartoons are often ignored.

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During this era, there is some variance in the product the studio produced, but it’s also sort surprising how many years the look and feel of the films stays amazingly similar, down to lớn the layout’s color design, musical scores và sound effects. Watching films from the early 50s can be strange, especially when viewing cartoons from *any* other studio made during he same period (Even Famous Studio’s shorts show more changes in art direction và writing). That said, there’s still lots of really fun Terrytoon cartoons through all those years.

Growing up watching the Terrytoons, I was surprised lớn see new ones almost every time I saw them. For many years they were on TV in Detroit, broadcast on channel trăng tròn (WXON). This particular one I was many times, và was always happy when it showed up. Some of the gags were chatted about on the grade school playground by my friends & I, especially the witch riding a Vacuum cleaner instead of a broom.

While Hansel and Gretel is pretty standard Terrytoons stuff, watching this film shows off some of the best qualities of the studio around this time: some beautiful backgrounds và entertaining animation by many of your favorite Terrytoons animators. You can understand why the films continued khổng lồ be made for so many years. They are always enjoyable to a point, looking especially good on a big screen.

While this one isn’t from a Technicolor print, this 16mm print was pretty decent at least. I especially lượt thích the backgrounds in the beginning of the film & with our heroes in the woods và coming up to the witch’s house. I hope you enjoy it too! Have a good week everyone!


I’m one of those people whose opinion of Terrytoons has taken a turn for the better in recent years, & it’s always a pleasure khổng lồ see one in a good print. Because the Terrytoons strike of 1947-8 had a such profound effect on the studio and the quality of its output, I would divide its history into six periods, rather than five:

1) Silent era, c. 1916-1928.2) Frank Moser era, 1929-1937.3) Golden Age, 1938-1948.4) Tyer era, 1948-1956.5) Deitch era, 1957-1959.6) Post-Deitch era, 1960-1972.

Nevertheless there was a degree of consistency over the years due lớn the long tenure of certain key personnel, notably composer Philip Scheib, who scored every single Terrytoons short from the beginning of the sound era through to 1968.

Terry had produced an earlier “Hansel and Gretel” cartoon in 1933, starring Puddy the Pup as Hansel. Like many of the early sound Terrytoons, it incorporates a number of traditional German folk songs such as “Es waren zwei Koenigskinder” (There were two royal children), about a little prince and princess who drown while swimming. When a fisherman brings their bodies up to lớn the surface in his net, their mother the queen rewards him handsomely before jumping in và drowning herself. Lượt thích the fairy tales, German folk songs can be very morbid.

I notice that the children run straight into their stepmother’s arms at the over of the cartoon as their father shakes hands with Mighty Mouse. She’s supposed khổng lồ be dead by then. Which just goes to show that Disney wasn’t the only studio khổng lồ bowdlerise classic folktales.