Today’s postings of chats from the The Animation Guild’s 1986 Golden Awards Banquet focuses on two veterans who made their name in areas often ignored: background art and special effects animation.
This was one of the most popular OAVs of the 1990s, based on a 1983 s-f novel by Hideuchi Kikuchi, author of the novels on which Vampire Hunter D and Wicked City were adapted.
Harding was part of a collective effort by the Universal animators that resulted in Walter Lantz taking his studio fully independent, just one of the many understated accomplishments of this remarkable woman.
RKO’s publicity department put eleven little people in Pinocchio costumes. Affected by alcohol, they started to remove their itchy outfits until they were all completely naked, belching, peeing and shouting obscenities at the crowd below.
Something unusual this week. A batch of original Flip the Frog nitrate film elements arrived here from UCLA archives a handful of days ago, so I’ve shot a video of my evaluating some of them.
Morey Zukor and Al Bertino are two relatively unsung animation artists; the former’s career was overshadowed by his older brother, while the latter toiled in shorts and worked on various Disneyland attractions.
Commissioned by a pro-ecology environmental group, “Mother” (aka “E.Y.E.S Of Mars”) was produced by Tōei Dōga. It was also apparently designed to avoid the traditional anime look and to look more “American”.
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]