We continue onward with these chit-chat columns from the Warner Bros. Cartoon Department – via the in-house newsletter Warner Club News. This week, the first half of 1955. Among the items for January: Robert Gibbroek with his chinchilla’s, a nice caricature of Richard Thomas, and… The Hawley Pratt Fan Club? (Count me in!)
Much ado about the annual Christmas Party; a George Grandpre sketch… and Harry Love’s got a gun!
Here’s where that oft-reprinted photo of Chuck Jones, Mel Blanc and June Foray first appeared – credited to Treg Brown, who snapped it during the recording session for Broomstick Bunny (which was released a year later). Plus a neat shot of Ken Harris and his tennis trophies.
A special Bugs Bunny cover (with Babs? or Honey Bunny? or…?) by Abe Levitow (with lettering by Don Foster).
Some of the captions are wrong, but here are a few of the mustachioed members of the animation staff – and check out that contraption used to create sound effects for Speedy Gonzales!
It’s the month that contain’s Father’s Day… and many shout outs here to the kids of the cartoon crew.
NEXT WEEK: 1955 – Part 2