The Piels Beer commercials put us the UPA/NY studio on the map. Along with the clever voice acting of Bob & Ray, it was Grim Natwick’s animation that gave life and charm to those characters.
This one reads more like a journal entry than post this week, but it ends with Betty Boop, and that can’t be all bad!
I thought I’d share one of the rarities from my forthcoming Lou Bunin set: reels of outtakes from the wartime propaganda short Bury the Axis.
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 – teaching animation history. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]