In 2003 I spoke with the directors about their work on one of the last of the hand-drawn Disney animated films.
World War II was coming to an end, and Americans considered themselves as living high off the hog – and no doubt many started to look like one in the process.
Here is an essay from a British annual, Film Review, on Walt’s thoughts about Melody Time and his compilation films.
There were still quite a few of the original titles that never showed up – and I honestly, at this point, expected them to *never* show up. At the last minute though, one still did!
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]