FIRST – Some (very brief) Thunderbean News: Things continue to move forward on many things; these weeks are busy most all the time. Thunderbean is expanding whether I like it…
In the Spring of 1919, Grim joined the IFS animation studio. Here he developed his wonderfully loose and eccentric drawing, known today as the “rubber hose” style.
Our friend Richard Sherman turned 90 last week! Let’s celebrate the impact he and his brother Robert had on the Disney record company with their landmark score.
The biggest surprise in my investigation of the animated adventures of Happy Hooligan, was that the character wasn’t just famous – he was incredibly popular.
Here’s one of the curios: A Desert Dilemma (1930), a short commercial produced at Audio Productions for Aetna Insurance, animated by Cy Young.
EDITOR: JERRY BECK
Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is on the faculty of both Woodbury University in Burbank and Cal Arts in Valencia. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]