Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Lost Columbia Cartoons - Kitty Caddy

Kitty Caddy (which only survives in soundtrack form in the Columbia archives) is one of the last Screen Gems cartoons to be made, produced in the Harry Binder - Ray Katz era. It features a cat & dog's attempts to play a peaceful game of golf, but it turns out anything but peaceful, especially when Bob Hope and Bing Crosby keep stealing the scenes (and something else besides). One note: you see the cat & dog holding hands when they arrive in the park - are they more than just friends (tee-hee!)?

Out of all the lost toons, this is one of the better shorts, and I'm proud to present this in its entirety. Enjoy!

Kitty Caddy
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And that's all, folks (I know. Wrong tagline for these cartoons)! It took a long time (for reasons I won't go into), but this series of lost Columbia cartoons has finally drawn to a close. I hope that you enjoyed viewing these clips, and I also hope that those of you who haven't or have little of these cartoons in your collection will seek out for more, and not just these lost toons. Many of these are by no means classics, but are certainly underappreciated.

Watch out for my new series of posts about the crappiest-looking redrawns ever, and I will be posting more Columbia cartoons in the future.

Thanks for reading the Lost Columbia Cartoons series!


Duck Dodgers said...

There was a 35mm of it some weeks ago on Ebay. Don't know if it's still there.

Lee Glover said...

Unfortunately, it's not there on Ebay. Would love to see how much it sold for, if it was sold at all. The seller may not be aware that it's a "missing" cartoon.

Jerry Beck recently admitted that his list of missing Columbia cartoons needs updating, so hopefully they now have a copy of it.

Yosemite (get it) said...

I don't know if I'll ever uptate his old site with new info.(I try'ed getting ahold of him but, I got anoying after Too much emails) If I try it again he won't answer back. you see, He's kind of a busy guy and will take any emails he has (just not too much) do you think you can get ahold of him? and ask him to uptate his old site?

Lee Glover said...

I know Jerry does, on occasion, visit my blog, and I assume he's very well aware of the need of updating that list, but he's a very busy guy, so sending him an e-mail would probably make no difference at this time. But I'm sure it will be updated eventually.