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A cartoon we get asked about a lot (and I do mean a LOT!) is La Planète Sauvage (English Title: Fantastic Planet). Not one I saw when I was growing up, but many of you obviously did. This joint production by French and Czechoslovakian filmmakers was seen as a metaphor for Soviet oppression of Czechoslovakia, and pressure from the Communist government.
Let’s go way back in time for today’s CotD… on this date in 1930, Disney released the Mickey Mouse cartoon Pioneer Days. Directed by Burt Gillett, it was one of the earliest “costume dramas” featuring Mickey and his gang.
Released on this date in 1963, Transylvania 6–5000 was the last Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. And this cartoon is thoroughly Chuck. From the backgrounds to the character design to the timing, this short is a one-stop lesson in Jonsian cartoon directing.
Released this day in 1931, Hittin’ The Trail For Hallelujah Land is a founding member of the infamous Censored Eleven is also one of the least seen… I guess that is the point of being censored.
So watch this one today, and let us know what you think– rightly suppressed or much ado about nothing???
On this date in 2002, Disney released Treasure Planet. Sort of a Disney version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” set in outer space.
#CotD: The strange collaboration between Disney and Salvadore Dali was begun in 1946, “Destino” was was finally shown in 2003.
#CotD: Budgeted at an estimated $175 million, PIXAR’s “Up” made that all back in the first 23 minutes of it’s release. NOT.
#CotD: Wimpy isn’t just after hamburgers in “What– No, Spinach?” which does feature the famous green vegetable in the end.
#CotD: A Disney version of a Road film, “Mickey’s Trailer” features Goofy taking pals Mickey and Donald on a vacation.
#CotD: One of only five animated Lil’ Abner cartoons, “Sadie Hawkins Day” was based on Cartoonist Al Capps’ comic strip.
#CotD: Sylvester was still called Thomas in “Tweetie Pie” the first WB short to win an Academy Award.