“I wanna Easter egg! I wanna Easter egg! I wanna Easter egg!” Bob McKimson’s Easter Yeggs is undeniably the most memorable Easter cartoon from the Golden Age.
A few years after the release of Disney’s Oscar-nominated featurette, Disneyland Records produced a fascinating album using portions of the Bill Peet script.
Animation veterans Lloyd Vaughan and Tom Ray both began their careers at Leon Schlesinger’s around the same time and both later worked with Chuck Jones – though not necessarily at the same time.
Paul Terry is featured in this week’s film as a shining example of how the Social Security system is working. It’s quite a rarity in that I don’t think there are too many surviving prints.
Whenever the name Jam Handy is mentioned one particular film often recalled: “A Case of Spring Fever”. The film, cleverly employing live action with cartoon animation, has now achieved cult status.
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]