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Retro Valentine’s Day Cards From Fleischer Studios

These cute, colorful and rather kitschy Valentine’s Day cards were licensed by Paramount Pictures in 1939, and they feature characters from Max Fleischer’s animated version of Gulliver’s Travels. They’re charming and simply ooze retro cartoon charm, so it’s no wonder these cards are highly prized by collectors of animation memorabilia, and Valentine’s Day card enthusiasts, over [...]

The Late Movies: Betty Boop

Eighty-one years ago today, Betty Boop made her debut on the big screen. Known as one of the first animated sex symbols, Boop cartoons became popular for being shown before full-length films in theaters during the 1930s. Here, we’ve rounded up clips of some of her most memorable (and, um, least offensive) performances to celebrate [...]

The Late Movies: Vintage Christmas ‘Toons

Take some time on this last weekend before Christmas to enjoy some holiday cartoons you might remember from your childhood. Or more likely, from your parents’ or grandparents’ childhoods! Mickey’s Orphans Mickey Mouse throws a Christmas party for orphaned kittens left on his doorstep. From 1931. * The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives A 1933 Merrie Melodies cartoon produced by [...]