Here’s a pretty good breakdown, in chronological order, of where we’re at on the Van Beuren Tom and Jerry cartoons at this time.
The touching voice of Darlene Gillespie, the sincerity of Jimmie Dodd and the charm of the Mouseketeers with musical direction by Camarata combine for genuine Disney magic.
Carl W. Stalling comes aboard to do the musical scores, replacing the Brown – Spencer team, finding new ways to use the Warner songs creatively in the cartoons.
The 11 FIELD CRANE is a fascinating Ub Iwerks designed camera stand that permitted “the use of other kinds of material than could not be used on the multiplane crane”.
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]