Tag Archives: Terrytoons

The Art Of John Foster
EARLY N.Y. ANIMATORS
August 29, 2015 posted by Charlie Judkins

The Art Of John Foster

I have always been an admirer of the work of John Foster (1887-1959), the pioneer animator who directed at Van Beuren and later at Terrytoons. His family saved some of his personal drawings and they have allowed us to share them in this special post.

Terrytoons’ “Dutch Treat” (1930)
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
August 12, 2015 posted by

Terrytoons’ “Dutch Treat” (1930)

This week’s breakdown looks into an early 1930 Terrytoon, and as with the other early Terrytoons previously analyzed here, head animator Frank Moser is given a large amount of footage in this film.

Animation Anecdotes #202
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 6, 2015 posted by

Animation Anecdotes #202

The Secret Origin of Chip’n’Dale’s Rescue Rangers. I have always been fascinated with how animation projects develop, sometimes evolving into something significantly different than the original concept. After the continuing…

“Dead End Cats” (1947)
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
February 26, 2015 posted by

“Dead End Cats” (1947)

Note: I wanted to start today’s article with an apology to the cover artist on Van Beuren Classics, Milton Knight. In designing the cover for the set, we altered the…

Terrytoons on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
February 17, 2015 posted by

Terrytoons on Records

Two vintage RCA albums span nearly 30 years of Terrytoon shorts, capturing the transition of the studio from a traditional to modern approach. TV TERRYTOON CARTOON TIME A Junior Original…

Castle Films and Kiko The Kangaroo
THUNDERBEAN THURSDAY
October 16, 2014 posted by

Castle Films and Kiko The Kangaroo

This week I’ve uploaded a neat curio: A Castle Films promotional film from 1943, featuring Eugene Castle himself and radio-and-movie star Lew Lehr. It’s an odd little promotional film, but…