Known For: Visual Effects · Birthday: 1903-04-28 · Deathday: 1990-02-21 (86 years old) · Place of Birth: England - UK
Also Known As: Norman Blackburn
Blackburn began his career as an animator for Walt Disney before moving to NBC in New York. While at NBC, he was responsible for redesigning the Howdy Doody puppet.
Movies & TV shows
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
Christmas Day. A poor boy is trudging through the snow. He finally gets to his cabin. Santa offers to take the boy to his workshop while he is crying. In the full version, they sing the title song, bu...
On a tropical island, a native boy sings "Pagan Moon" to his sweetheart. Later, he plays music underwater with an octopus-pianist and other jazz-loving sea life.
Bosko's Dog Race
A Bosko cartoon....
Ride Him, Bosko
Ride Him, Bosko! is a western-flavored cartoon with lots of shooting gags involving body reduction, and card characters singing! There's also an alcohol gag that has a really strong one turning a male...
You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
Piggy picks up his girlfriend and takes her to a theater where a hot jazz orchestra is playing.
Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe.
Lady, Play Your Mandolin!
In this first Merrie Melodie short, things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild.
Bosko's Fox Hunt
Bosko joins a wacky fox hunt. But if the hunt worries anyone, it isn't the fox.
Ain't Nature Grand!
Bosko fishes, and sings and dances with frogs. But two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.
Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.
Sinkin' in the Bathtub
The film opens with Bosko taking a bath while whistling "Singin' in the Bathtub". A series of gags allows him to play the shower spray like a harp, pull up his pants by tugging his hair, and give the ...
Alice's Medicine Show
Alice and Julius are in a traveling medicine show, and part of their job is to sell patent medicine to audiences.
Alice and her friends decide to go to the park and have a picnic. Everything is going well until a gang of rats steals their food. Alice and her friends decide to go after the rats and get their food ...
Alice in the Klondike
Julius and Alice go prospecting for gold in the Klondike and strike it rich. However, they have to protect their claim against Pete, who wants to take it for himself.
Alice the Beach Nut
Julius is working as a lifeguard at the beach. Julius had to rescue a swimmer from the water.
Alice's Three Bad Eggs
The Three Bad Eggs and a band of marauding Indians have to be defeated by Alice and Julius.
Oswald takes a job as a lifeguard to keep an eye on Miss Rabbit, who in turn stages a boating accident hoping Oswald will come to save her.
The Mechanical Cow
Oswald wakes up grumpy and takes his alarm clock out, after trying his best to wake the mechanical cow sleeping in the bed next to him. They finally start offering milk to the denizens of the farm. Os...
Alice's Channel Swim
Julius and Pete have a contest to swim across the English Channel, with Alice as the referee.
Alice in the Big League
The animals take exception to Alice's bad calls when she umpires a big league baseball game.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit finds the job more difficult than it is worth in his debut short.
Oswald joined the army because his country was at war and was soon in the trenches. A short battle leaves him wounded, but at least in the field hospital where his girlfriend is working.
Oswald's sweetheart is stolen by a schoolyard bully, so he has to fight him during recess to win her back.