OutOfOdor
2023-04-11T14:43:04Z
Thanks for setting the record straight, Tommy.
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
OutOfOdor
2023-04-11T17:53:17Z
On another note, Tommy, I spotted two cartoons in your photo of your collection you posted on your Facebook sometime back from which other titles have been taken from: "Big Apple" and something with a name I can't completely make out save for the words "Wanted A" ("Wanted a Doggie"?).

I want to add them to the list, seeing they're definitely in the "Astra" section of your collection, but seeing as your labels for them don't indicate whether they're Astra or not [at least from what I can see written on the labels] (I can only make out the word "Bootleg" next to "Big Apple"), but just to be on the safe side, I'd like to confirm with you whether they have Astra titles or not. And if you can remember offhand what cartoons they are, I'd appreciate that information as well.
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
Tommy Stathes
2023-04-12T03:52:12Z
Wanted a Doggie is an Astra (silent Castle of a Puddy, with Sharples tracks) and Big Apple is a non-Astra oddity.
OutOfOdor
2023-04-12T15:10:39Z
Thanks for the info!
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
OutOfOdor
2023-04-12T15:51:39Z
Ya' know, I think you may be right! Not to mention, the fact the Castle Films reissue renames it "Dog Wanted!", obviously mangled by Astra in an attempt to avoid getting their keisters sued off by Castle or Terry himself. Thanks a lot!
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
S. C. MacPeter
2023-05-05T03:57:41Z
OutOfOdor
2023-05-05T15:36:10Z
Brilliant. Thanks, SC!
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
S. C. MacPeter
2023-09-25T21:33:00Z
FELIX SEEKS THE FUTURE=FUTURITZY (1928)
OutOfOdor
2023-09-25T21:52:10Z
Thank you kindly!
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
OutOfOdor
2024-02-17T00:53:53Z
Updated the list slightly because I finally know the identity of "Batter Up". It's not "Play Ball" as has been speculated before, rather "The Magnetic Bat", a silent Aesop from 1928. Credit goes to S.C. MacPeter for letting me know its name elsewhere.

EDIT: I have since been informed by him that "Batter Up" is also the name of the Commonwealth reissue of this cartoon, so we now know where Astra got their copy of the cartoon from as well.
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)