The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1932



Grandma's Pet

Grandma's Pet

Release Date: 1/18/32
Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, Lester Kline, and Vet Anderson
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 481
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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    Mechanical Man

    Mechanical Man

    Release Date: 2/15/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, Lester Kline, and Vet Anderson
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 482
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Fell into the public domain in 1960
  • Reissued as The Mechanical Man by Guild/Firelight
    Video availability:
  • Cartoon Classics #8 (Guild/Firelight reissue print; VHS; Video Yesteryear)

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    Wins Out

    Wins Out

    Release Date: 3/14/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, Lester Kline, and Vet Anderson
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 483
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon

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    Beau and Arrows

    Beau and Arrows

    Release Date: 3/28/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, Lester Kline, and Vet Anderson
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 484
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Reissued as Beaus and Arrows by Guild/Firelight
  • Leonard Maltin incorrectly lists this cartoon as Beaus and Arrows

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    Making Good

    Making Good

    Release Date: 4/11/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, "Bill" Weber, and Vet Anderson
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 485
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Fell into the public domain in 1960
  • First onscreen credit for Bill Weber
    Video availability:
  • Return of the 30's Characters (DVD; Thunderbean)

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    Let's Eat

    Let's Eat

    Release Date: 4/21/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, "Bill" Weber, and Vet Anderson
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 486
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Working title: Foiled!

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    The Winged Horse

    The Winged Horse

    Release Date: 5/9/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, "Bill" Weber, Vet Anderson, and Bunny Ellison
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 487
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Reissued as The Wing Horse by Guild/Firelight
  • First animation credit for Bunny Ellison
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    Cat Nipped

    Cat Nipped

    Release Date: 5/23/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, Vet Anderson, Lester Kline, and Bunny Ellison
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 488
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon

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    A Wet Knight

    A Wet Knight

    Release Date: 6/20/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery,
    "Bill" Weber, Vet Anderson, Lester Kline, and Bunny Ellison
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 489
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • The song Music Hath Charms (written in 1930 by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen for Universal's King of Jazz) is prominently featured on the soundtrack of this cartoon.

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    A Jungle Jumble

    A Jungle Jumble

    Release Date: 7/4/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Ray Abrams, Fred Avery,
    "Bill" Weber, Vet Anderson, Lester Kline, and Bunny Ellison
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 490
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Reissued as The Jungle Jumble by Guild/Firelight
  • Last onscreen credit for Bunny Ellison
  • Includes reused animation from Cat Nipped

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    Day Nurse

    Day Nurse

    Release Date: 8/1/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, "Bill" Weber, Jack Carr, and Charles Hastings
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 491
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Starting around this period in 1932, Lantz and Nolan split into two separate units. Despite the fact that Lantz and Nolan are still credited as co-directors on the Oswald series, these units are easily differentiated. Those shorts listing animators Ray Abrams or Tex Avery first were directed by Bill Nolan. Those with Manuel Moreno and Lester Kline were directed by Lantz.
  • This cartoon was only directed by Bill Nolan, despite the misleading credits
  • First onscreen credit for Jack Carr

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    The Athlete

    The Athlete

    Release Date: 8/29/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Lester Kline, George Cannata, and "Bill" Weber
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 581
  • First Pooch the Pup cartoon
  • Obviously a spoof of the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, Claifornia.
  • All of the Pooch cartoons were directed by Lantz only, despite the fact that many books claim that Lantz and Nolan worked as a directing team on this series.

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    The Busy Barber

    The Busy Barber

    Release Date: 9/12/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, "Bill" Weber, Jack Carr, and Charles Hastings
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 492
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • This cartoon was only directed by Bill Nolan, despite the misleading credits
  • The correct title of this cartoon is The Busy Barber, not Busy Barbers as listed on this filmography previously.

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    The Butcher Boy

    The Butcher Boy

    Release Date: 9/26/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Lester Kline, George Cannata, and "Bill" Weber
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 580
  • A Pooch the Pup cartoon
  • Our only copy of this film is a Guild/Firelight reissue print. If you have a print with original opening and closing titles, please contact us.

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    Carnival Capers

    Carnival Capers

    Release Date: 10/10/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, "Bill" Weber, Jack Carr, and Charles Hastings
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 493
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • This cartoon was only directed by Bill Nolan, despite the misleading credits
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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    The Crowd Snores

    The Crowd Snores

    Release Date: 10/24/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Lester Kline, George Cannata, and "Bill" Weber
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 582
  • A Pooch the Pup cartoon
  • This cartoon is a satire of the 1932 Warner Bros. feature The Crowd Roars starring James Cagney and Joan Blondell.

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    The Under Dog

    The Under Dog

    Release Date: 11/7/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Lester Kline, George Cannata, and "Bill" Weber
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 583
  • A Pooch the Pup cartoon
  • The first Pooch short to use the "Kingdom Coming" opening
  • The song A Great Big Bunch of You (written in 1932 by Harry Warren and Mort Dixon) is prominently featured on the soundtrack of this cartoon.

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    Wild and Woolly

    Wild and Woolly

    Release Date: 11/21/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, "Bill" Weber, Jack Carr, and Charles Hastings
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 494
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Copyrighted as Wild and Wooly
  • Reissued as Wild and Wooly by Guild/Firelight
  • Incorrectly listed as Wild and Wooley in Michael Fitzgerald's Universal Pictures
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as an October release.
  • This cartoon was only directed by Bill Nolan, despite the misleading credits

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    Cats and Dogs

    Cats and Dogs

    Release Date: 12/5/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz
    Artists: Manuel Moreno, Lester Kline, George Cannata, and "Bill" Weber
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 584
  • A Pooch the Pup cartoon

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    Teacher's Pests

    Teacher's Pests

    Release Date: 12/19/32
    Direction: Walter Lantz and "Bill" Nolan
    Artists: Ray Abrams, Fred Avery, "Bill" Weber, Jack Carr, and Charles Hastings
    Musical Score: James Dietrich

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 495
  • An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon
  • Reissued as The Teachers Pest by Guild/Firelight
  • Some sources incorrectly list this cartoon as Teacher's Pest
  • This cartoon was only directed by Bill Nolan, despite the misleading credits

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