Aristocats against butler Edgar

On December 24 right on Christmas Eve, in 19970 an animated feature produced and released by Walt Disney Productions is released: The Aristocats!

This film is very important because is noted for being the last film project to be approved by Walt Disney himself, as he died in late 1966, before the film was released. It gained positive reviews on first release and was a box office success.


The story is about a mother cat named Duchess and her three kittens, Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse, live in a mansion in Paris in 1910.  The landlady was a retired opera singer Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, along with her English butler Edgar. She early on settles her will with her lawyer Georges Hautecourt, an aged, eccentric old friend of hers, stating that she wishes for her fortune to be left to her cats, who will retain it until their deaths, upon which her fortune will revert to Edgar. Edgar hears this and is unwilling to wait for the cats to die naturally before he inherits Madame Adelaide’s fortune, and plots to remove the cats from a position of inheritance. An alley cat acquaintance helps the kidnapped kittens from the butler.

You can hear the voices of Eva Gabor, Phil Harris, and Roddy Maude-Roxby as Edgar the butler, the anti-hero of the story.

By watching this film you get to love the cats more…

Another wonderful animated movie from the master of the art.

Some paper ideas from the same date from the past!

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Woody Woodpecker first appearance in Knock Knock

Woody Woodpecker is a very famous cartoon character with his trademark laugh “Ha-ha-ha-HAA-ha!”, an anthropomorphic pileated woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures.

In Woody’s first cartoon movie Knock Knock supposedly stars Andy Panda and his father, Papa Panda, but it is Woody who steals the show. The woodpecker continually harasses the two pandas, apparently just for the fun of it. Woody of Knock Knock was designed by animator Alex Lovy and Woody’s original voice was actor Mel Blanc. Ironically, Blanc’s characterization of the Woody Woodpecker laugh had originally been applied to a Bugs Bunny prototype, in shorts such as the Elmer’s Candid Camera, and was later transferred to Woody.

Audiences reacted well to Knock Knock, and Lantz realized he had finally hit upon a star to replace the declining Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Woody would go on to star in a number of films. With his distinctive boldness and brash behavior, the character was a natural hit during World War II. His image appeared on US aircraft as nose art, and on mess halls, and audiences on the home-front watched Woody cope with familiar problems such as food shortages.

Woody Woodpecker first appeared in the short Knock Knock was as today on November 25, 1940.

It’s really fun to collect comics and cartoon items and there are a lot of enthusiasts around the world that are crazy about this material!

Some paper ideas from the same date from the past!
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