Carl Stalling has never been a household name, but his music has been loved, although unconsciously as the music of “Warner Bros Cartons,” for the last eighty years.
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Carl Stalling: “Cartoon Music” Genius
One of the primary roles of the music in cartoons in the 1930’s to 1959, was to enhance the “comedic affect” of the story or gag.
Thus, the composer had to make it his or her business to make the music funny and, at the same time, still effective as a soundtrack.
Carl Stalling was, without a doubt, the most skilled and clever composer of cartoon music Hollywood ever had;
He not only created the scores to hundreds of Warner Bros. cartoons from 1936 to 1959, he essentially created the sound that most fans of animated shorts know as, simply, “cartoon music.” His unique style of using songs for background music that had some nominal relation to the subject at hand became his trademark.
it was not looked well upon at the time, but people today have realized just how important and influential these soundtracks have become in our society.
The modern cartoon, and especially the Hollywood cartoon from the Golden Age of Animation, relies so much on music that it is truly difficult to conceive what they might have been like without a soundtrack.
Click below for Carl Stalling Wikipedia:
Click the links below for examples of Carl’s music from the album:
“The Carl Stalling Project”
Warner Bros Music From 1936 to 1959
Porky in wackland
To itch his own
Carl Stalling and Mitt Franklyn ln session
Music from Porkey’s Review
There they Go, Gi, Go
The Depression Era
A Studio session For:
Puddy Tat Trouble part 6