“He loved ballet, was crazy about ballet,” Bill Scott said of director Bobe Cannon. “He considered animated movement a form of ballet and when he would design a film, it would largely be in terms of ballet motion.”
From the square dancing magazine Sets in Order, director Chuck Jones wrote, “Cartoonists are strange men in many ways and they have a tendency to look at the world as through a cheap piece of window pane.”
Talented animator Mark Kausler did the Bugs Bunny sequences in Joe Adamson’s independent short “A Political Cartoon” (1973). Mel Blanc recorded the voice while he was in the hospital with a broken leg.
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.