Let’s look at some newly scanned frames from this long anticipated cartoon compilation.
TV’s first feature-length animated film and its companion pop storybook album happened in a roundabout way.
The artwork for these ink blotters was done by artist Hank Porter. Here’s the story behind them.
The cartoons from this period, with Milt Franklyn appearing more often as composer, would still retrieve old musical numbers as part of their underscore.
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]