BoxOffice August 12, 1939
"Adventures of Tom Thumb" and "Kittens' Mittens" have been placed in work Beas cartoon shorts by Walter Lantz. ing produced in Technicolor, they are for
"The Walter Lantz cartoon staff was handed a week's vacation with pay as a
bonus for completing the entire 1939-40 Lantz lineup for Universal far ahead of schedule"
"with a slug of spinach juice, Seattle police are on the trail of a stolen Popeye reel. "Leave Well Enough Alone." a cartoon depicting the adventures of Popeye, was stolen from the Paramount exchange"
"The Barnyard Brat
This introduces Spunky and Hunky, new mule characters. Spunky might be a Dead End kid in his field. He's first-class brat and bully, going about making things miserable for the barnyard families. When things become unbearable and an appeal his mother fails, the animals take things into hand and properly even things up.
The Stubborn Mule
Universal (Walter Lantz Cartune 7 Mins. Fairly routine animation, although the kids won't be disappointed. Little EightBall, new pickanniny character, employs a heap of ruses to get a stubborn mule off its haunches. There's a lot of effort but little action until a bolt of lightning does the trick.
Arabs With Dirty Fezzes
Jolm Soiu-puss finds meat arices soaring he decides to go ahunting. rhere's a wise old rabbit who makes it pretty imcomfortable for the hunter and
Universal (Walter Lantz Cartune) 7 Mins.
about his exploits in the foreign legion.
for amusing fantasy. The adults should get a kick out of it. too. The patriarch, in flashback a lowly shoe shine boy, rises to a hero when he holds off hordes of enemy Arabs.
bloodhound. The youngsters may like Color and music are much better than
the material content.
their imagination run away with them, as in this case, the humor content diminishes in proportion. So there is little left in this cartoon version of a horse race.
"York, Pa.—Paul Harvey of the Strand has taken the highly unpopular institution —the dental clinic— and used it for a kiddie tieup with his theatre.
of Dr. Crespi."
The trick was to get the schools to let kids off a few hours earlier if they attended the clinic. The schools also advertise a special "clinic show" at the Sirind, when Harvey gives them three hours of entertainment, including plenty of cartoons. The clinic also advertises the
"July 16 (65) singing policeman Is framed into "doubling for a pig" by an animated Phil Regan, Jean Parker. cartoon producer. Director: Sidney Salkow. July 26 "
"Adventures of Jane Arden. .321. (58) Mar. 18 Action Drama. From the newspaper comic strip cartoon, detailing the adventures of the feminine star reporter, who Is assigned to trace down the mysterious killing of a society girl. Rosella Towne, William Gargan, James Stephenson. Director; Terry Morse."
H. ALLEN, animator for Walt Disney studios, Hollywood, has arrived here"