Accomplished Hollywood voice actors and studio singers recreate the story and music from Walt Disney’s 1955 animated classic in beloved book and record sets.
After his death in 1989, Tezuka Productions animated two manga novels as 25-minute film festival releases; “Adachi-ga Hara”, based on a 1971 manga, and “Akuemon”.
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.
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]