With Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” premiering this week, here’s the first of a two-part Spin through Disney’s dance with Latin American musical artistry in the 1940’s.
As a baby boomer raised on the Terrytoons’ Mighty Heroes, I was delighted when its creator, Ralph Bakshi, granted me an interview for my latest mini-book.
When “Mickey’s friends from Disneyland” gather for a surprise birthday party, a sullen Donald needs a “Goofy Knows Best” moment on this disc from the mid-‘50s.
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]