With the first complete Silly Symphonies soundtrack vinyl box set on the horizon, let’s see why, 29 years ago, a Disneyland LP called itself “Silly Symphonies” when it wasn’t.
An actor, who may-or-may-not have been a big-screen voice of Popeye. had his day in the vinyl sun when he starred on some long-selling Peter Pan Records.
A comic book licensing deal with Harvey Comics would, in a few years, become the biggest thing that Famous Studios ever did for itself. Here’s the original contract between Harvey and Famous from 1951.
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]