Saturday, December 18, 2021

Official Films -- The Gift You'll Never Regret Because They'll Never Forget -- December 18, 2021

Home Movies, November, 1946

Christmas is coming. 

For many years, Official Films and Castle Films were the two big distributors of home movies. 

For Christmas, 1946, Official Films offered a choice of eight films in 8mm or 16mm, and four Christmas carols in 16mm sound. 

"Christmas Night" was an alternate title for "Pals," an animated film from Van Beuren Studios, featuring Otto Soglow's newspaper cartoon character the Little King. I have always enjoyed Soglow's cartoons. "Toyland Adventure" may be an alternate title for Van Beuren's 1931 film "A Toytown Tale". "Brownie Bucks the Jungle" was made by Van Beuren in 1934 as "Mild Cargo," starring Cubby the Bear. "A Little Bird Told Me" was a 1934 Van Bueren production the included both live action and animation. "Rag Dog" was a 1935 Van Bueren production. "The Lion Tamer" was one of a pair of cartoons produced by Van Beuren which featured characters from the popular radio comedy Amos 'n' Andy. The creators of the show, Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden, provided the voices

I do not know the source of the live action films "The Stray Lamb" and "Who's Zoo.'

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