The preservation work on Ub Iwerks ComiColor cartoons continues. Here’s a little report on the state of the master film elements for the earliest films.
Paul Frees and Art Gilmore hawk a spaced-out feature, as we feature discs with animation ties that epitomize the baby boom era’s obsession with the space race.
Something was a edited out of this 1947 Popeye cartoon. Do you have a theory on what might have been contained in the cut footage?
Van Beuren’s improvements on all aspects of production are evident here, especially in the beautiful background layout.
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 currently on the faculty of Cal Arts in Valencia – teaching animation history. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]