More Vintage Articles on Cartooning and Animation

Making of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs Walt Disney
Last week I posted about the Modern Mechanix magazine archive -- a nifty treasure chest of vintage magazine articles about cartoons. “How Comic Cartoons Make Fortunes” was just the start of the goodies…There are a lot more where that one came from!

Real Scenery for Popeye
Real Scenery for Popeye…all about the Fleischer Studios and their 3-d rotating sets

These articles from magazines such as Popular Mechanics, Popular Science and Modern Mechanix give a perspective on the art and industry of animation and cartooning that really shows how excited people were about cartoons and the advancements in animation during the early twentieth century.

Sound Tricks of Mickey Mouse
Sound Tricks of Mickey Mouse… a look at the Walt Disney Studios groundbreaking work in sound cartoons

Making of a Funny George McManus
Making of a Funny…a look at the production process of Bringing Up Father by George McManus
What Makes Mickey Mouse Move by Walt Disney
What Makes Mickey Mouse Move?
How Disney Combines Living Actors with His Cartoon Characters
How Disney Combines Living Actors with His Cartoon Characters
Nutty Inventions Paid Me a Million by Rube Goldberg
Nutty Inventions Paid Me a Million by Rube Goldberg
The Making of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
The Making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
All of these articles are scanned and posted in multiple resolutions, so you can read them on screen or download high-resolution images to print or look at later!
If you missed that post about the 1933 feature, “How Comic Cartoons Make Fortunes,” from the Modern Mechanix blog, just click on the image below…

How Comic Cartoons Make Fortunes


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Paul C.Tumey said...

Thanks, Sherm! This stuff is wonderful!

Togotooner said...


Great stuff as usual! Priceless! I could eat this stuff up all day. Makes me imagine what it must have been like during those days. I would have loved to have been part of it.

LeahG Cartoonist said...

Cartooning is a tough business but for those of us in it, we do it because we love it and because we simply can't NOT do it. It really is a passion and one many of us come to late in life after multiple other career paths have been trodden. It's not for the faint hearted because competition is high, job opportunities low and we can't escape the fact more and more clients want art for free in exchange for exposure.