Hemo The Magnificent

31 Dec

“Hemo The Magnificent” is an old educational film with animation produced by Shamus Culhane Productions. Though Culhane had probably little to no creative input as the animation was directed by Bill Hurtz. It features the voices of Mel Blanc, June Foray, Marvin Miller, and even an on screen appearance by Sterling Holloway. Here’s the introductory scene from “Hemo”. I have to say I love the background used in the first animated scenes.


8 Responses to “Hemo The Magnificent”

  1. Birds on the tree January 2, 2009 at 9:23 pm #

    Thanks for this.

  2. J.R. Spumkin January 3, 2009 at 4:11 am #

    Say, Kevin, I love your blog, and I did a little post concerning model sheets (well, part one on a little post):http://jspumkinkartoonblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/whats-difference-between-these-here.htmlI was wondering what you thought of the 90’s Disney stuff (on there, and here:http://animationarchive.net)Personally, I think it pales in comparison to Tex’s models sheets, and all the others you have on your blog.-J.

  3. Tim January 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    Maybe Pixar will do a sequel, “Finding Hemo”.Sorry.

  4. Anonymous February 5, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    I have been looking for this for a while. I’m delighted to find it. I watched it in school as a child and although the information is outdated, there is wonderful things in there that are still correct/current and done in a perfect form for young children. I love it.

  5. Jim B. February 16, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    Thanks, Kevin. I’ve read about this in Culhane’s book but have never seen it. I wonder what would induce an ad agency like Ayer to get involved in producing this.“Gosh darn minute!” You’ve got to love the ’50s. And the wooden acting.It’s great to hear Mel Blanc and Marvin Miller together. Is that Pinto Colvig, too?

  6. David March 13, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Hey Kevin,I remember watching this in the school cafeteria in 2nd and 3rd grade. We also watched all of the Apollo stuff down in the cafe on a tiny black and white TV.Do you know if there was also one of these films on the Sun? I remember this one and another with an animated talking sun. Take care,Davidhttp://david-wasting-paper.blogspot.com/

  7. Kevin Langley March 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    Hey David,“Our Mr. Sun” was also made for Bell Labs.

  8. David March 14, 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    Wow, “Our Mr. Sun”! That really brings me back watching it. Thanks so much. I was immediately transported back in time to the days of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with 3-cent milks.Thanks again Kevin.Davidhttp://david-wasting-paper.blogspot.com/

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