Skeleton Frolic

Walt Disney is the man who got all the fame from the creation of Mickey Mouse, but his chief animator responsible for bringing the lovable rodent to life was Ub Iwerks. For many of Disney’s early animated films, Iwerks was the primary animator. One of his most iconic works, which is very appropriate for this... Continue Reading →

The Cabinet of Caligari

One of the most famous silent films of all time is the 1920 German expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It is considered by many to be one of the films that first defined what we know as the horror film. Forty two years later, though, there was another film that had an almost... Continue Reading →

Shiver Me Timbers!

I love the Popeye series of cartoons from the Fleischer Studios. Lest you think that he spent every cartoon battling Bluto, well there were others who experienced the business end of his spinach-fueled fists...including ghosts and ghouls. Of course, the one-eyed sailor is more than a match for any paranormal pests. Case in point, 1934’s... Continue Reading →

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