Welcome to the new Cartoon Research page devoted to artwork, objects, original titles and miscellania devoted to the Van Beuren Studio (1930-1936). This is a place where all sorts of odds and ends will end up about this studio - during its talkie era years.
Cartoon Researcher James Tucker sent me a few Van Beuren/Official Films home movie boxes (see below) and animator Aaron Neathery contributed images from a rare Aesops Fables story book (1931).
I encourage my readers to send in images that might be interesting for this website. I do not need frame grabs from films - I'm looking for merchandising and advertising art primarily. Like this...
Promotional comic strip by Van Beuren Studios to promote RKO Theatres (1934)
AESOP'S FABLES STORY BOOK (1931): Animator Aaron Neathery sends us these scans from a cool picture book drawn by the Van Beuren staff (click on images to enlarge):
TOM & JERRY STORY BOOK (1933): David Gerstein sent in this scan from a Tom & Jerry story book licensed by the Van Beuren studio (click on image to enlarge):
OFFICIAL FILMS 16mm Home Movie boxes: "Cap'n Cub" was NOT a Van Beuren release - it was independently made by the Ted Eshbaugh Studio in 1943.
Visit our special page devoted to Van Beuren's TOM & JERRY
If you are interested in buying rare Van Beuren cartoons, please check here.
Written, compiled and copyright © 2008 by Jerry Beck
Thanks to Jim Tucker and Paul Mular for the home move boxes.
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