The background music in the Looney Tunes during the 1940-41 season, at a time when the world seemed to want comedy – and escapism.
I spoke to Ruth about what it was like growing up with one of the greatest directors in animation history.
For this week’s film, I thought I’d show you something that showed up in the mail this week, stinking of vinegar syndrome… but it’s really neat.
Robert McKimson remains one of the most underappreciated directors in animation history.
The iconic theme song of the only animated cartoon for which Donald Duck won an Academy Award. How Oliver Wallace wrote the song, Der Fuehrer’s Face.
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 currently on the faculty of Cal Arts in Valencia, UCLA in Westwood and Woodbury University in Burbank – teaching animation history. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]