They say a new stop motion ad for Cuphead is inspired by my ancient scan of Len Lye’s “Peanut Vendor” – but it’s clearly more inspired by some of the Kinex Shorts.
On this day in 1951, Disney’s most offbeat and unfathomable animated features premiered–but it took years for the story LP to appear on Disneyland Records.
Did you ever swear that a scene in a film was there – but there’s no proof of its existence?
Carl Stalling continued to fold songs – both old and new – into the scores of the WB cartoons.
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]