The biggest surprise in my investigation of the animated adventures of Happy Hooligan, was that the character wasn’t just famous – he was incredibly popular.
Here’s one of the curios: A Desert Dilemma (1930), a short commercial produced at Audio Productions for Aetna Insurance, animated by Cy Young.
Grim Natwick once claimed he produced 200 pieces of art for sheet music. This should be considered a more significant part of his career, and overall development as an artist.
EDITOR: JERRY BECK
Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is on the faculty of both Woodbury University in Burbank and Cal Arts in Valencia. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]