When Max Fleischer started the Betty Boop series, the “music people” at the studio were already onto what was required: a theme song.
“Cuphead” is a lot of fun, but let’s take a look at it’s inspiration: ‘The Picnic Panic’ (1935). Also Thunderbean updates (and a last chance on special sets and pre-orders).
The early bird gets the worm in this week’s animator breakdown – an MGM cartoon with animation by Bob Allen, Pete Burness and Jim Tyer!
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]