Some more momentos from the archives of veteran Lantz/MGM animator Ray Abrams. This time a few items that reflect his personal interests – and his art.
I got to spend a few hours with Margaret Kerry and I asked her some questions about Cambria Productions, which produced such unique series as Clutch Cargo and Space Angel.
How does the soundtrack to Filmation’s seminal animated feature connect with Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, Astro Boy, a Congo airline and a plate of bad shrimp?
Popeye and Olive Oyl take to the dance floor again in 1937’s Morning Noon and Night Club. However, the dance inspiration in this cartoon was rather different from the last outing.
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]