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Marx Brothers fans rejoice over virtual encyclopedia of all their animated appearances

ALBANY, Ga. - Jan. 10, 2018 - s4story -- BearManor Media announces the release of The Animated Marx Brothers by Matthew Hahn.

To many people, The Marx Brothers always seemed cartoonish. Small wonder that film animators plucked their personas from their first appearances in The Cocoanuts (1929) and Animal Crackers (1930) and caricatured them in countless animated appearances in theatrical cartoons. Their animated likenesses have since been wisecracking in television cartoons, direct-to-video movies, fan films, commercials, flip books, avatars, emoji, a slot machine, and two TV pilots so rare they were once thought not to exist.

At last, Marx Brothers fans can rejoice. Matthew Hahn's search for every animated appearance of a Marx brother has trailed longer than Groucho's coattails. His discoveries include the backstories of the studios, moviemakers, and stars, rare test drawings from the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, abandoned projects, connections, coincidences, and apocrypha.

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Through the reels of Silly Symphonies, Looney Tunes, and Merrie Melodies, to their comic clashes with Heckle & Jeckle, Oswald Rabbit, Krazy Kat, Pooch the Pup, Buddy, Cubby, Willie Whopper, Flip the Frog, and Popeye, journey back through the most detailed analyses ever compiled of animated Marx Brothers appearances. The author also draws from appearances in You Bet Your Life (1950), Quick Draw McGraw (1959), The Simpsons (1989), Tiny Toon Adventures (1990), and Animaniacs (1993), among many others.

Featured contributions include Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, Walter Lantz, Laurel & Hardy, Joe E. Brown, Greta Garbo, and Jerry Colonna.

Illustrated. Index. Bibliography.

About the author: Matthew Hahn is an award-winning filmmaker, whose research for this subject took more than thirty years.


Available exclusively from BearManor Media in hardback, paperback, and ebook editions.

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About BearManor Media: The award-winning and Pulitzer-nominated press publishes cutting-edge nonfiction books, audio books, and e-books on movies, television, Old Time Radio, theater, and animation, as well as a fiction book series. Founded in 2001 by Publisher Ben Ohmart, the BearManor Media catalog now features more than 1,000 outstanding subjects from the obscure to the eminent. Visit www.bearmanormedia.com.

For High Resolution Images or more information, contact the publisher at books@benohmart.com.

Visit www.bearmanormedia.com for all print editions.

Also available on Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/) and other online booksellers.

Visit BearManor Media ebook store on Selz.com here (https://bearmanormedia.selz.com/) for all ebook editions.

Ben Ohmart

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