Here are three openings from my new transfers with rare music cues – and projection notes, to make sure they sync the film to the sound disc.
Here’s a surprising find – a cache of rare interviews, for an unfinished oral history project done for the Animation Guild by Martha Sigall, turned up in my quest for Golden Award Banquet materials.
Go Nagai’s The Abashiri Family was animated by Studio Pierrot as an OAV in 1991. More specifically, it was a series of four 20-minute OAVs, that were too violent and too much for children’s TV.
Mack Sennett envisioned a gag seen through binoculars for a 1928 feature film. The resulting effort became a legend of a story that saw Walter Lantz getting his first big break as an animator in Hollywood.
EDITOR: Jerry Beck
Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is on the faculty of both Woodbury University in Burbank and Cal Arts in Valencia. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]