In this anniversary year of both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, we take a Spin through a stack of recordings inspired by Mickey Mouse’s classic clash with bewitched brooms.
In 1943 Disney created a long-forgotten storybook that not only entertained but inspired many young people to dream about the future possibilities of aviation.
I had an opportunity to interview director Ralph Bakshi at his studio just before the release of his animated version of The Lord of the Rings. Here’s what he told me then.
The story of how two former Disney animators, Walt Kelly and Bill Tytla, tried to produce a television special of Kelly’s Pogo comic strip – and why it never came to pass.
I thought it might be interesting to see and hear some of the reasons to use one print over another.
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]