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Carl W. Stalling is a Actor, Original Story, Sound and Additional Music American born on 10 november 1891 at Lexington (USA)

Carl W. Stalling

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Nationality USA
Birth 10 november 1891 at Lexington (USA)
Death 29 november 1972 (at 81 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Carl W. Stalling (November 10, 1891 – November 29, 1972) was an American composer and arranger for music in animated films. He is most closely associated with the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts produced by Warner Bros., where he averaged one complete score each week, for 22 years.

Biography

Stalling was born to Ernest and Sophia C. Stalling. His parents were from Germany; his father arrived in the United States in 1883. The family settled in Lexington, Missouri where his father was a carpenter. He started playing piano at six. By the age of 12, he was the principal piano accompanist in his hometown's silent movie house. For a short period, he was also the theatre organist at the St. Louis Theatre, which eventually became Powell Symphony Hall.

By the time he was in his early 20s, he was conducting his own orchestra and improvising on the organ at the Isis Movie Theatre in Kansas City. During that time, he met and befriended a young Walt Disney who was producing animated comedy shorts in Kansas City. Stalling composed several early cartoon scores for Walt Disney, including Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho in 1928, (but not Steamboat Willie, Disney's first released sound short). Early discussions with Disney about whether the animation or the musical score should come first led to Disney creating the Silly Symphonies series of cartoons. These cartoons allowed Stalling to create a score that Disney handed to his animators. While there, Stalling pioneered the use of "bar sheets," which allowed musical rhythms to be sketched out simultaneously with storyboards for the animation.

He left Disney after two years, at the same time as animator Ub Iwerks. Finding few outlets in New York, Stalling rejoined Iwerks at his studio in California, while freelancing for Disney and others. In 1936, when Leon Schlesinger—under contract to produce animated shorts for Warner Bros.—hired Iwerks, Stalling went with him to become a full-time cartoon music composer, with full access to the expansive Warner Bros. catalog and musicians. He remained with Warner Bros. until he retired in 1958. His last cartoon was To Itch His Own, directed by Chuck Jones.

Although Stalling's composing technique followed the conventions of music accompaniment from the silent film era that were based on improvisation and compilation of musical cues from catalogs and cue-sheets, he was also an innovator. Stalling is among the first music directors to extensively use the metronome to time film scores. He was one of three composers, along with Max Steiner and Scott Bradley, credited with the invention of the click track. His stock-in-trade was the "musical pun," where he used references to popular songs, or even classical pieces, to add a dimension of humor to the action on the screen. Working with legendary directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, and Chuck Jones, he developed the "Looney Tunes" style of very rapid and tightly coordinated musical cues, punctuated with both instrumental and recorded sound effects, and occasionally reaching into full blown musical fantasies such as The Rabbit of Seville and A Corny Concerto.

Stalling was a master at quickly changing musical styles based on the action in the cartoon. His arrangements were complicated and technically demanding. The music itself served both as a background for the cartoon, and provided musical sound effects. The titles of the music often described the action, sometimes forming jokes for those familiar with the tunes.

Stalling made extensive use of the many works of Raymond Scott, whose music was licensed by Warner Bros. in the early 1940s.

Jones and the other Looney Tunes directors sometimes complained about Stalling's proclivity for musical quotation and punning. In an interview, Jones complained:






He was a brilliant musician. But the quickest way for him to write a musical score was to simply look up some music that had the proper name. If there was a lady dressed in red, he'd always play "The Lady in Red". If somebody went into a cave, he'd play "Fingal's Cave". If we were doing anything about eating, he'd do "A Cup of Coffee, A Sandwich, and You". I had a bee one time, and my God, if he didn't go and find a piece of music written in 1906 or something called "I'm a Busy Little Bumble Bee".





Nevertheless, Stalling is remembered today for setting music to cartoons that remain popular, and are often remembered for their musicality. His scores are heard constantly, both in re-runs of classic cartoons, and recycled in new Looney Tunes compilations and features such as Looney Tunes: Back in Action.

Film critic Leonard Maltin, on one of the special segments of the DVD series Looney Tunes Golden Collection, pointed out that listening to the soundtracks of the Warner cartoons was an important part of his musical education; and the use of the full Warner Bros. Orchestra resulted in a richness of sound that is often lacking in more modern cartoons. It is undeniable that Stalling subtly introduced the babyboom generation to classical music and much of the Great American Songbook.

After Stalling retired in 1958, he was succeeded by Milt Franklyn, who had assisted Stalling as an arranger since the late 1930s. Stalling died on November 29, 1972, near Los Angeles.

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Filmography of Carl W. Stalling (307 films)

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Actor

The Skeleton Dance, 5minutes
Directed by Walt Disney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Musical, Animation
Themes Zombie films, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Walt Disney, Carl W. Stalling
Roles Alley Cats (voice)
Rating75% 3.791913.791913.791913.791913.79191
La nuit tombe, le hibou s'éveille, les chauve-souris quittent le clocher de l'église qui sonne les douze coups de minuit, une araignée quitte son arbre, un chien hurle à la lune, deux chats se battent dans le cimetière... C'est le moment qu'attendaient les squelettes pour sortir et s'amuser un peu.
The Karnival Kid, 8minutes
Directed by Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Jack Mercer, Carl W. Stalling, Billy Bletcher
Roles Alley Cats (voice) (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.1353.1353.1353.1353.135
The Karnival Kid is broken into two distinct segments. The first segment features Mickey selling hot dogs at a carnival. The second segment is set later that night and features Mickey, accompanied by two cats, in a moonlight serenade.

Scriptwriter

An Itch in Time, 8minutes
Directed by Bob Clampett
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Roles Original Story
Rating70% 3.5375453.5375453.5375453.5375453.537545
Elmer menace de donner à son chien un bain s'il ne cesser pas de se gratter, mais le pauvre chien est victime d'une puce affamée dont les outils du métier comprend des pioches et de la dynamite.
The Skeleton Dance, 5minutes
Directed by Walt Disney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Musical, Animation
Themes Zombie films, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Walt Disney, Carl W. Stalling
Roles Idea
Rating75% 3.791913.791913.791913.791913.79191
La nuit tombe, le hibou s'éveille, les chauve-souris quittent le clocher de l'église qui sonne les douze coups de minuit, une araignée quitte son arbre, un chien hurle à la lune, deux chats se battent dans le cimetière... C'est le moment qu'attendaient les squelettes pour sortir et s'amuser un peu.

Sound

Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island
Directed by Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Mel Blanc, June Foray, Les Tremayne
Rating68% 3.437083.437083.437083.437083.43708
The premise of the framing animation was a general parody of the popular 1970s/1980s television series Fantasy Island, with Daffy and Speedy playing caricatures of that series' principal characters, Mr. Roarke and Tattoo (respectively). They even wear the white suits worn on that show by Mr. Roarke and Tattoo.
Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales, 1h17
Directed by Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Mel Blanc, June Foray, Bea Benaderet, Arthur Q. Bryan, Lennie Weinrib, Shepard Menken
Rating69% 3.499833.499833.499833.499833.49983
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck have to sell books for Rambling House. They go their separate ways and experience many wacky things. For instance, while flying through a winter storm, Daffy ran into a house owned by Porky Pig and briefly stayed there while taking place of a stuffed duck which he merely destroyed. Meanwhile, Bugs burrowed his way to a jungle where he pretended to be a baby ape to an ape couple. One half of the couple wanted to do Bugs in, but manages to divert him after he accidentally dropped a boulder on his wife's head.
The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, 1h19
Directed by Friz Freleng, Phil Monroe
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Mel Blanc, June Foray, Bea Benaderet, Stan Freberg, Ralph James, Frank Nelson
Roles Music
Rating70% 3.5463853.5463853.5463853.5463853.546385
The film starts with a showing of the 1958 award winning cartoon Knighty Knight Bugs before going into its opening credits. This is followed up by Bugs narrating how Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies immediately replaced baggy-pants comedy before introducing us to "a warm-hearted humble little Introvert called Yosemite Sam".
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie, 1h38
Directed by Chuck Jones, Ron Jeremy, Phil Monroe
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Mel Blanc
Roles Music
Rating72% 3.647443.647443.647443.647443.64744
Bugs Bunny, while giving a tour of his home, talks about some of the famous rivalries, battles, and chases from the Looney Tunes shorts, which serves as introductions to footage from the classic short subjects. The final segment of the film consists of an extended chase sequence between Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner.
Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies, 50minutes
Directed by Gerry Chiniquy, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Mel Blanc, June Foray
Rating66% 3.3482053.3482053.3482053.3482053.348205
The Easter bunny is ill, Granny needs to find a replacement for him, after watching several cartoons from the past. A very eager Daffy Duck keeps appearing, in the end he dresses up as the Easter bunny and Granny and Bugs have been cheated but find it funny.
Bugsy and Mugsy
Directed by Friz Freleng
Genres Comedy, Crime, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Mel Blanc
Roles Music
Rating77% 3.86883.86883.86883.86883.8688
Bugs has relocated his home due to heavy winter rains; he now lives under the floor of a condemned building. All of a sudden, he hears police sirens, which are followed by a car stopping, and then clambering footsteps. Rocky and Mugsy, two gangsters, burst into the room. They have just committed a jewelry robbery, "all 14-carat". Bugs hears the last word as "carrot", and emerges to see what's happening. He realizes what's going on, and vows to take care of the two while they rest for the night.
Ali Baba Bunny, 7minutes
Directed by Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about birds, Court métrage de Bugs Bunny, Mise en scène d'un canard, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mel Blanc
Roles Music
Rating76% 3.82833.82833.82833.82833.8283
Bugs , Daffy se perdent sur ​​le chemin de Pismo Beach et ​​trouvent une grotte pleine de trésors dans le désert d'Arabie, gardé par Hassan.
Tabasco Road
Directed by Robert McKimson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Michel Mella
Roles Music
Rating63% 3.1957453.1957453.1957453.1957453.195745
Speedy Gonzales, la souris la plus rapide dans tout le Mexique, va à la rescousse de ses deux amis les rongeurs ivres, Pablo et Fernando, qui continuent à errer dans les griffes avides d'un chat de gouttière.