As difficult as it is to believe, this year marked the 80th anniversary of Bambi, which was released to theaters in August of 1942.
Walt suggested cleaning up the soup scene pencil test and showing it as a special treat on his weekly television program.
If nothing else – It’s been a pretty great year for Fleischer animation.
Walt brought in H.G. Wells and Alexander Woollcott,” Mel Shaw remembered. “He even had Frank Lloyd Wright to the studio to talk about inspiration and art”.
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]