Max Fleischer and Richard Williams weren’t the only animators to take on Raggedy Ann and Andy.
The animated cartoon, in its never-ending quest for thinner pencil lines, goes marching on.
There was no soundtrack album when 101 Dalmatians premiered 60 years ago, nor would there be for almost four decades.
Bob Clampett always held Walt Disney in high esteem and used him as a business model in creating his own brand.
This nice original NTA TV print is courtesy of Mark Kausler.
The Kennedy Administration began a massive public relations campaign promoting the virtues of exercise. All of this overlapped into the world of animation, as you will see.
Max’s early talkie efforts concentrated upon a return to the “follow the bouncing ball” format, now referred to as “Screen Songs”.
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]