The Mighty Kong is a seventy minute direct-to-video Warner Brothers animated musical adaptation, with songs by the Sherman brothers. How did this project come to be?
The glory days of theatrical animation were passing on, and several studios, to quote an oft-used Irish phrase, were “not long for this world.” But two studios in particular would return to mining the realm of the leprechauns
Here’s an RKO Newsreel from 1938, the second half of which features behind the scenes footage of the Disney Studio producing several shorts and Snow White.
Renowned for helping to popularize music and artists of the Polynesian artists, Jack de Mello’s music could also be heard on The Flintstones, Magilla Gorilla and other cartoons.
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]