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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Animation: Nat Falk’s How To Make Animated Cartoons Part One

Nat Falk Book

Today, we began digitizing an extraordinary book… Nat Falk’s "How To Make Animated Cartoons". Published in 1941, this book brings together information from all of the major studios of the day… Disney, Terrytoons, Screen Gems, Warner Bros, Fleischer, Lantz and Harman-Ising. It’s wild to see Popeye on the cover right next to Andy Panda and Farmer Al Falfa… You’ll never see competing studios cooperate to create a book like this today!

Nat Falk Book

This particular copy of "Animated Cartoons" has its own history… It belonged to one of the pioneers of animation, Carlo Vinci, and it was given to him as a gift by Paul Terry himself.

Nat Falk Book

Here then, is the first installment of Nat Falk’s "Animated Cartoons"… consisting of a forward by Paul Terry, a chapter on the history of animation and an overview of the animation studios of the time. The animation history chapter is fascinating, because it includes information from first hand sources about the early days of animation in New York. Learn who did the first double exposed effects, who was the first to use cels, who made the first color cartoons (no, not Walt Disney!) and who invented the pan background… Print it out and read it all!

HOW TO MAKE ANIMATED CARTOONS by Nat Falk

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I’m going to take one short sequence of the book out of order, because it really belongs here with the information on the studios…

HOW I CREATED ANDY PANDA
By Walter Lantz

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Biography: Walter Lantz

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Birth/Death
Birth: April 27, 1899, New Rochelle, New York
Death: March 22, 1994, Burbank, California

Occupation/Title
American animator, painter, cartoonist & philanthropist

Bio Summary
Walter Lantz was born into a family of Italian immgrants in Westchester County, 16 miles from New York City. Watching Gertie the Dinosaur immediately ignited his passion for animation. While working as an auto mechanic by day, he met a shop customer who helped young Lantz start his career as an artist by paying for his Art Studies League classes.

1924 saw the premiere of his first animated short film, Dinky Doodle. Four years later, film producer Charles B. Mintz hired him to direct some Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (a character stolen from Walt Disney) shorts for Universal. Lantz won all applicable rights to the Oswald character in a card game bet with Carl Lammele.

Early Life/Family

Education/Training

Career Outline

Comments On Style

Influences

Personality

Anecdotes

“1899 is the correct birth year. When Walter turned 40 in 1939, he gave himself one more year in his 30s and listed his birth year as 1900 for the trade annuals — then forgot he had been creative, and maintained 1900 as his birth year for decades! Late in life, though, he caught himself, and admitted that 1899 had been correct all along”
-Joe Adamson

Miscellaneous

Filmography

Honors

Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1973; Awarded Lifetime Achievement Academy Award, 1979

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Bibliographic References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Lantz, IMDb profile

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Contributors To This Listing
Enoch Allen
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