Today we present the roll-call of the honorees, which were mostly presented in alphabetic order. As before, I have prepared some thumbnail bios of each.
A story about three con artists, one of which was a very early animation pioneer, who duped the wealthy into investing in an animation studio that was planning on dominating American animation production.
Another treasure from the archives of The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839: part one of the video of the Second Annual Golden Awards Banquet in 1985.
A poor imitation of Urusei Yatsura without any of its charm. This one-shot OAV seems so short and vapid that you have to wonder why it was made.
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]