During World War II, the British government designed a gas mask specifically for children which quickly became known as a “Mickey Mouse” gas mask. Here are the details of this.
The first volume of the Rainbow Parade blu-ray is nearing completion. Let’s take a look at the first release in the series: Pastrytown Wedding – one of my favorites.
“Why Play Leapfrog” may be my favorite of the films produced by John Sutherland Productions. It’s still appealing and fun, and the propaganda is at least a little more tolerable in this short.
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 – teaching animation history. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]