Category Archives: THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
I went out to the UCLA archives to evaluate the materials on the Iwerks ‘Comi-Color’ series of cartoons. Happily, the series exists in 35mm with all original titles intact on every film.
Here’s the first “Baby Huey” cartoon, a 35mm Technicolor print, along with a comparison video using rare photostats of the original story boards.
I’m always fascinated by those films that show a ‘behind the scenes look into the animation process. Here are a few I love.
A little earlier today Jerry and I were talking about Holy Grail titles as well as complete films. I thought it would be a good day to put a few of mine up here.
I asked Thad Kommorowski if it would be ok to share a transfer I did a year back from one of his rare 16mm prints – Tale of Two Mice (1945) with it’s original titles.
A few days back I was thinking about Jam Handy and industrial films in general – and Ted Petok and his Crunch Bird films came to mind, made in Detroit in the 70s.
Since it’s Polytiks at the forefront in this convention season, I’ve been thinking a lot about political cartoons – and thought it would be fun to do an HD transfer of my print of ‘I’m Just a Bill’, scratches and all.
Popeye is my favorite cartoon character – and the Fleischer Popeyes are largely responsible for my love of classic animation.