DANEMON'S MONSTER HUNT AT SHOJOJI (1935)
A slapstick tale of a legendary figure: Ban Naoyuki (1567 -- May 26, 1615), also known as Ban Dan'emon was a Japanese samurai general of the late Sengoku and early Edo periods.
Drawings: Yoshitaro Kataoka; made some of the earliest efforts in color productions, and was also an artist of manga.
A MAD HOUSE-Terrytoon (1934)
Mad Doctor who rooms with a house of skeletons plans mischief. M.D. animation largely by Bill Tytla.
BEANSTALK JACK-Terrytoon (1932)
Fairy Tale rehash in which Jack encounters a gang of pseudo-jazz skeletons (animated by Eddie Donnelly). The pre-sound stylings of Frank Moser & Jerry Shields highly contrasts with Bill Tytla's advanced, otherworldly Giant.
TARO'S MONSTER HUNT (1936)
A Bosko-cloned samurai battles traditional monsters and demons. Drawings: Hiromasa Suzuki.
G-MAN JITTERS-Terrytoon (1939)
Young Gandy dreams he is a "G-man" (actually an old-fashioned deerstalker-capped detective) investigating strange noises in a haunted house. With Frankenstein, Dracula and Mrs. Jones.
Opening musical theme: "The Happy Farmer" by Schumann.
A HOWLING SUCCESS-Terrytoon (1954)
A favorite plot at the studio: a character running around the house being terrorized mostly by his own imagination. A sure-fire setup for freak-out animation by Jim Tyer, Carlo Vinci, Conrad "Connie" Rasinski (the director, after whose dog "Pago" was named) and Paul Sommer.
THE NUTTY NETWORK-Terrytoon (1939)
Jungle animal spoof of the public reaction to Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" broadcast. With the Bert Lahr lion as "The King". Fine "cartoon-hot dance" music by Philip A. Scheib.