Part two of my survey of comic book art by animator Marty Taras – the creator of Baby Huey – who’s specialty of hilariously violent slapstick action made him a perfect artist for Harvey comics of the 1950s.
On October 1st 1956, Paramount Pictures took full control of Famous Studios and major changes were taking place behind the scenes. On screen, the 1956-57 cartoons began to sport a new look inspired by UPA.
A look at the Paramount animated cartoons in release during the 1952-53 season. Popeye still leads the pack and Casper is now a star. Herman and Katnip are awarded their own series – and the bouncing ball heads for retirement.
Has it been a whole year since my last posts on Christmas animation? Around Christmas 2013, I devoted six columns to Christmas-themed cartoons. American theatrical shorts, American TV Specials, direct-to-DVD…