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.
I asked Thad Kommorowski if it would be ok to share a transfer I did a year back from one of his rare 16mm prints – Tale of Two Mice (1945) with it’s original titles.
Ninja Resurrection was another OAV for which the viewer had better really know Japanese history of the 17th century; especially of the legends about Jubei Yagyū, the “super samurai”.
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]