Category Archives: Animation History

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…

Disney’s O-Zell Soda
Animation History
May 7, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

Disney’s O-Zell Soda

Over the past weekend I had the pleasure to meet Dina Benadon and Brent Young, owners of the 1893 house that Walt and Roy Disney were born in. They bought…