Sunday, August 7, 2011

BoxOffice, August 7, 1943

BoxOffice, August 7, 1943

"The executive vice-chairman



Committee expressed this view, in an appearance on the program entitled "The World of Sight and Sound," along with Walt Disney and James L. Ply, chairman of the federal communications commission."

p20 Cat story
"film without so much as a miaow; but let a Mickey Mouse cartoon start and he revert to kind, going into a fit of righteous indignation. Musical reviews also way with old Oscar who, according to the manager, even had his favorite star. Oscar's age was estimated at nearly 15 years."

"he story being told. Some of the cartoon comedies are doing a mighty lot to
further stamp and bond sales, to build morale, to hold up the quavering chins of parents who are close to the border line of anguish."

p25? p26?
"Most of the opening day's session was devoted to a discussion of the short subjects program with an analysis of the sales results of the current season's program by William Clark, short subjects sales manager; Paul Terry, producer of Terrytoons; John Black, vice-president of March of Time: Edmund Reek, producer of Movietone News; Lowell Thomas; Lew Lehr; Ed Thorgersen; Westbrook Van Voorhies; George Roberts, and Phil Williams, publicity and advertising manager of March of Time."

"Robert B. Martsch, former member of the Walt Disney organization, has been added to the cartoon staff of Paramount Famous Studios in New York"

"Paramount' s Cartoon

in N. 7. Studio New York—Completion of the




equipment from the Fleischer studios

has been in progress for several months. A staff of about 200 is now engaged in expanding Paramount's cartoon production at 25 and 35 West 45th St. Most of the space formerly occupied by Patlie Newsreel at 35 West 45th has been taken over and the two buildings have been connected by a covered bridge. The new "Popeye" cartoons are now beturned out in Technicolor and work has been started on the "Little Lulu" series eight. Another series. "Noveltoons," with a variety of characters, is now in work. This is an open series. Sam Buchwald is general manager of"

"DAVE FLEISCHER has closed a deal with United Features for screen rights to the "Li'l Abner" cartoons. Four color films in the series are already in work with Sid Marcus and Al Geis preparing the stories, Howard Swift handling the direction, and Paul Worth and Edward Kilfeather, the music."

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