Category Archives: THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
Since the election news has been a pretty exhausting for many this week, I thought a little bit of Sunshine couldn’t possibly be a bad thing.
Grim Natwick seems to carry a lot of the animation on this short, and his well-drawn poses on the skeleton man are some of my favorites in this cartoon.
It’s no longer a secret. Our revised and expanded special edition of Grotesqueries is in progress with an expected unveiling late August or early September 2017.
Since it’s the season, I’ve put together a ’Special’ (but really “unofficial”) Thunderbean set of Spooky Cartoons called “Halloween Rarities”. It’s a Blu-ray that includes Toby the Pup in Halloween.
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.