I thought I’d share one of the rarities from my forthcoming Lou Bunin set: reels of outtakes from the wartime propaganda short Bury the Axis.
I’m actually most fond of this one because of the character designs and the very odd appearance of Blackie the Sheep, unusually miserable in this one short.
Few cartoon characters helped us learn more about safety, math, language, manners and plain common sense than Official Conscience Jiminy Cricket, with some help from his pals.
Having worked with Tim Burton on five previous films prior to The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman found this collaboration to be even easier than the rest.
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 currently on the faculty of Cal Arts in Valencia – teaching animation history. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]