Walt Disney originally purchased the short story in 1957 as a possibility for his weekly television show. In it, a boy named Pete, who had trouble dealing with reality, would escape into a fantasy world.
This week’s cartoon is – you guessed it – Cubby Bear! Croon Crazy seems to be the most ‘pre-code’ of the series, with many outlandish gags.
Hundreds of recording artists created “cover” versions of the Mary Poppins score—and the first two featured “The Duke,” “Peter Pan” and some “Do-Re-Mi’s”.
A parody of several sci-fi manga and TV series, about an organization of heroes defending Earth from being taken over by an evil group or evil space aliens.
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]