Category Archives: Animation History

The Secret History of “Little Audrey”
Animation History
December 10, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

The Secret History of “Little Audrey”

Readers of this site are familiar with Paramount’s (and later Harvey Comics) Little Audrey – a character created to replace Little Lulu in a series of animated theatrical cartoons beginning…

A Frank Moser Mystery
Animation History
September 24, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

A Frank Moser Mystery

I got an interesting packet in the mail a few weeks ago. It came from London – and I wasn’t expecting it. It was a flat thin barely padded envelope….

Paul Terry’s Terryscope
Animation History
September 17, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

Paul Terry’s Terryscope

My friend Eric Kurland, visual effects animator (Osmosis Jones) and 3D consultant (Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare), recently came into ownership of a very strange 3-D/Cartoon item. It appears…

A Paul J. Smith Scrapbook
Animation History
June 4, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

A Paul J. Smith Scrapbook

Who was “Paul J. Smith” (1906-1980)? He was a pioneering animator who started with Walt Disney on the Alice Comedies, then joined Harman-Ising on the Bosko Looney Tunes and Merrie…