I’ve always loved the Van Beuren shorts and I have to wonder what working on these cartoons was actually like.
Some feel the Popeye cartoons may have been formula, but the public was eating it up, like so many spinach rolls.
It’s really fun to see a Betty Boop you’ve never seen before, and today you’ll see clips from two.
More aviation material today from the waning days of the theatrical cartoon.
Sadly, when it was released twenty-five years ago, the film became a casualty of a studio merger and arrived with almost no marketing fanfare behind it.
Bray Studios came into existence in 1913, the year which kicked off the animation industry in this good old U.S. of A.
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]