The first of the two LP’s is the granddaddy of classic cartoon/novelty Christmas albums, while the second one deserves wider release with more airplay for its songs.
There were two singers who show up repeatedly in the “Screen Songs” cartoons. They never got any screen credit. But any record collector would recognize them immediately.
Hector’s Hectic Life is an often seen public domain holiday cartoon, but not often in a good condition copy with decent color. Here’s a cleaned up version to start off the Christmas cartoon season.
Irv Spence and Rod Scribner, both known for the unbridled energy of their animation, took a chance free-lancing their own “funny animal” stories for Happy Comics.
A look at the album based on a syndicated animated special with some interesting connections to a vintage radio sitcom and a live Disney Theme Park musical.
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]