Friday, July 13, 2018

Walt Disney, Donald's Lucky Day (1939)



Today is Friday the 13th, but instead of posting something Jason Voorhees-related--with the exception of the image above--I'm going in a different direction.

Please enjoy the 1939 Disney Donald Duck cartoon "Donald's Lucky Day." Donald is a bicycle messenger unwittingly hired by thugs to deliver a bomb on Friday the 13th. Will Donald's luck run out?

No, it says so right in the title.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday's Overlooked TV: The Fantastic Funnies (1980)


This week's Tuesday's Overlooked TV is the 1980 television special The Fantastic Funnies.

Airing on May 15, 1980 on CBS, this hour-long special showcased the most popular newspaper comic strips of the 20th century up to that time, many of them in animated form, some for the first time. The special was hosted by Loni Anderson with a special guest appearance by her WKRP in Cincinati co-star Howard Hessman in character as Dr. Johnny Fever.

I was going to write more at length about this special, but another blogger has already done so, and better than I could have done it (what a shock). Charles Brubaker of the animation blog Cartoon Research wrote a great article about the special, and you can read it here. Great stuff!

I will, however, provide the entire special right here, courtesy of the online Museum of Classic Chicago Television. I remember seeing this special live when it first aired, as I loved both cartoons and comic strips. Enjoy!



Thursday, June 28, 2018

June's Underappreciated Music: Summer Songs!



Yep, I'm still on a summer kick! And why not, since we still have so much summer ahead of us. While away these sultry days with some awesome odes to this hottest and happening of seasons! 




If I forgot your favorite, let me know in the comments and I may add it. And to add any of these songs to your personal collection, click on the Amazon mp3 icon below and download your favorites!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday's Overlooked Film: US Department of War, "Don't Be A Sucker"


This week's Tuesday's Overlooked Film is a unique outing from the US Department of War (now the Department of Defense) created during World War II titled "Don't Be A Sucker."

It urges Americans not to..well, just watch. I'll just say it is very relevant today, sixty-plus years later.

Thanks!


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