Shooting models was not new to the Disney Studios, it was a technique used on Pinocchio for the gypsy wagon, bird cage and stagecoach.
By the beginning of the 1936-37 season, many of the building blocks that would form the ediface of Warner Bros Cartoons were available to Leon Schlesinger.
Here’s a pretty good breakdown, in chronological order, of where we’re at on the Van Beuren Tom and Jerry cartoons at this time.
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]