Category Archives: Christopher P. Lehman

Rankin-Bass “The Jackson 5ive”
Christopher P. Lehman
March 4, 2019 posted by Christopher Lehman

Rankin-Bass “The Jackson 5ive”

The Jackson Five tried to attract viewers to music as well as to the half-hour stories. Each episode of the 1971-72 season featured two recordings from the group’s albums.

The “Jasper” Puppetoons – Part 1
Christopher P. Lehman
October 13, 2018 posted by Christopher Lehman

The “Jasper” Puppetoons – Part 1

Jasper was part of a tradition in animation of casting African American boys as stars of series—from “Sammy Johnsin” in the Silent Era to L’il EIghtball from producer Walter Lantz.

Disney, ABC… and Segregation
Christopher P. Lehman
September 29, 2018 posted by Christopher Lehman

Disney, ABC… and Segregation

In the 1950s Walt Disney agreed to produce the Disneyland television series for ABC – and whenever Disney released a new film, he often arranged for an ABC-Paramount theatre to premiere it.