The first Rankin/Bass cel-animated theatrical feature was a showcase for Paul Coker’s designs and the music of a veteran Disney Theme Park musical director.
In the Fall of 1962, Walt Disney called Bill Justice and X. Atencio to his office to meet Mexican film producer Carlos Amador, who wanted to use the 3 Little Pigs in an animated segment.
A little earlier today Jerry and I were talking about Holy Grail titles as well as complete films. I thought it would be a good day to put a few of mine up here.
The grand finale to last week’s list of top ten greatest cartoon records is — forgive the unabashed subjectivity —the best record album in any genre.
Most existent versions of these cartoons were panned-and-scanned for television airings, so I took upon myself to find as many wide-format prints on film as possible – the only way to view these cartoons the proper way.
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]