It’s no longer a secret. Our revised and expanded special edition of Grotesqueries is in progress with an expected unveiling late August or early September 2017.
In the 1940s, arguably the most prominent animator from Famous Studios to freelance on funny animal comics was Jim Tyer, at the time serving as head animator/de-facto director on Popeye cartoons.
Perhaps Walt Disney’s most personal feature film found itself performed on records during two different decades and labels—resulting in two very different productions.
Was this ever released in America? Demon Hunter Makaryūdo does indeed exist and it turns out to be horribly made, with too little animation – much of it consisting of slow pans over held cels.
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]