Harman and Ising
Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising (1903-1982 and 1903-1992 respectively) were former Walt Disney employees who jump-started the Warner Bros. cartoon studio, and helped get MGM's animation department off the ground. They were also the creators of Bosko the Talk Ink Kid (and, more regrettably, Foxy) as well as MGM's Happy Harmonies, the Barney Bear shorts and the anti-war short Peace on Earth, one of The 50 Greatest Cartoons. While barely remembered today, they played a major role in shaping the events of The Golden Age of Animation.
- Sinkin' In The Bathtub
- Lady, Play Your Mandolin
- Good Little Monkeys
- Peace on Earth: No. 40 of The 50 Greatest Cartoons, Academy Award nominee. Also the only cartoon to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- The Milky Way, which won the 1940 Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
- The Adventures of Sir Gee Whiz on the Other Side of the Moon: A 1960 TV pilot. Prominently featured on Cartoon Dump.
Trope Demonstrated by the Mere Existence of These Two:
- Punny Name: "Harman-Ising." "HARMAN ISING." HARMONIZING. They founded Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies as well as Happy Harmonies. What a wondrous world we live in.
- Animation Bump: Later installments in the Happy Harmonies series.
- Captain Ersatz: Bosko and Honey are obvious ersatzes of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. But neither of them are as shamelessly blatant as Foxy and Roxy, who were literally the same designs as Mickey and Minnie but with pointy ears and bushy tails. Walt himself quickly got wind of Foxy and personally told Rudy Ising to stop using the character.
- Heterosexual Life Partners
- Woodland Creatures: Most of the Happy Harmonies shorts starred these.