Category Archives: Animation History

1940s Columbia Screen Gems Posters
Animation History
February 20, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

1940s Columbia Screen Gems Posters

The little studio that couldn’t. Columbia’s poor Screen Gems studio tried its best to compete, but never really came up with a memorable character along the likes of Bugs Bunny,…

WANTED: The Bugs Bunny Show
Animation History
February 19, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

WANTED: The Bugs Bunny Show

Yesterday I hosted a Looney Tunes marathon screening (six hours!) in Los Angeles. I devoted one hour of it to running a bunch of ABC’s Bugs Bunny Show (1960) bumpers…

When A.A.P. became U.A.A.
Animation History
February 16, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

When A.A.P. became U.A.A.

We all know A.A.P (Associated Artists Productions). For a company that really only existed for two years, it left behind quite a legacy. The company’s name has long been associated…

Terrytoons “Barker Bill”
Animation History
February 15, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Terrytoons “Barker Bill”

Today we’ll gaze into the hypnotic image of Terrytoons’ long-forgotten animated cartoon host, Barker Bill. Barker Bill’s Cartoon Show is considered one of the first network television weekday cartoon series….