Category Archives: Animation

Walt Disney’s Laugh-O-Gram Series

In May of 1922, one Mr. Walt Disney opened a little animation studio in Kansas City Missouri. Laugh-O-Gram studios hobbled along with not much money, teetering on the edge of survival. A local dentist name Thomas McCrum extended the life of the studio for a short while with a $500 commission for Tommy Tucker’s Tooth (1922), the animated tooth that demonstrated the merits of brushing. (Yes, Thomas McCrum is solely responsible for the million animated, self-righteous teeth who lectured you through out your childhood). Read the rest of this entry

The Amazing Films of Lotte Reiniger

Today would be the 112th birthday of pioneering animator, Lotte Reiniger. To celebrate, BFI has posted several of her shilouette animations at Daily Motion. These are not to be missed!

Thumbelina (1954)

Hansel & Gretel (1954)

The Death Feigning Chinaman (1928)

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