Late August through mid-September 1939 at the Leon Schlesinger studio. Production on The Mighty Hunters (aka Canyon Kiddies) has the studio excited. As does Friz Freleng’s You Ought To Be In Pictures which is shooting this month with apparently Bugs Hardaway reluctantly playing the cop (soon replaced by Michael Maltese).
John McGrew moves over to Jones’ unit to do color sketches and layouts (Art Loomer and Al Tarter do Chuck’s backgrounds; Bob Holdeman does layouts for Freleng’s unit backgrounds, with Griff Jay and Peter Gaenger doing the paintings. Among the other good stuff here in issue #15 are bios of animators Tex Avery and Harold Soldinger and painters Mary Lane and Sue Gee.
By mid-September, Chuck Jones’ Little Brother Rat was deemed a “hit” after getting big laughs on Hollywood Blvd. Bio’s here include sound man Treg Brown, assistant Tolly Kirsanoff, painter Dixie Mankameyer and receptionist Virginia Ginger Morgan.