The Kennedy Administration began a massive public relations campaign promoting the virtues of exercise. All of this overlapped into the world of animation, as you will see.
Max’s early talkie efforts concentrated upon a return to the “follow the bouncing ball” format, now referred to as “Screen Songs”.
The toons continued to be up to their old tricks as the ‘60’s rolled on – with many animated stars struggling to adhere to their routine diets.
In this post, I’m going to share two great TV appearances with directors Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones.
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]