Tag Archives: Terrytoons
Most existent versions of these cartoons were panned-and-scanned for television airings, so I took upon myself to find as many wide-format prints on film as possible – the only way to view these cartoons the proper way.
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.
Ed Rehberg’s career in animation rests on a fairly long list of credits as a journeyman animator and director. However, his place in animation history is assured for his role in the 1947 Terrytoons strike – and his work on early TV commercials.
I have always been an admirer of the work of John Foster (1887-1959), the pioneer animator who directed at Van Beuren and later at Terrytoons. His family saved some of his personal drawings and they have allowed us to share them in this special post.