Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Rare 1925 Christmas Seals cartoon

Here is a rare silent film era animated cartoon from 1925, a promotional film for Christmas Seals, with a new score created by Ben Model. This is a transfer from a rare 16mm print in Model's collection, digitally restored to stabilize the image and clean up as much of the printed-in scratches and dirt as possible. While the film has no credits, animation historians have ID'ed it as the handiwork of veteran animator Dick Huemer, who worked primarily for the Fleischer Studios.

New musical score composed & performed by Ben Model. Music ©2011 by Ben Model. All rights reserved. http://www.silentfilmmusic.com // Film transfer by Bruce Lawton. Digital restoration by Archive Ade Restorations http://www.archiveade.com

Watch the unrestored version posted two years ago to see the difference at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3gib1Ez27A

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