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…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… a look at the Walt Disney Studios groundbreaking work in sound cartoons
Making of a Funny…a look at the production process of Bringing Up Father by George McManus
What Makes Mickey Mouse Move?
How Disney Combines Living Actors with His Cartoon Characters
Nutty Inventions Paid Me a Million by Rube Goldberg
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…