August 1939 at the Leon Schlesinger studio. The in-house newsletter continues to note Old Glory is getting rave reviews; and intriguing “quotes” from Friz Freleng (“And then Quimby said…”) and Tex Avery (“Oh. How about doing it this way?”). Bios of animators Rod Scribner and Fred Jones, ink and paint supervisor Mary Tebb, and painter Gladys Hallberg.
Interesting that they note Little Brother Rat as the final picture on their 1938-39 season – with Sioux Me and Porky’s Hotel as the first releases of the 1939-40 contract. I love tidbits like that.
In issue #14 – it’s noted that Bob McKimson is now in charge of all animation – quality control to make sure the character looks the the same in each scene. Avery’s Detouring America is quite a hit among the animation community (including at Disney, MGM, Mintz and other cartoon units requesting a print. So did producer Hal Roach. Ed Sullivan reviewed it in his newspaper column). Note is made of the rotoscoping of a strip-tease dancer for another Avery picture.
Bios of animators Norman McCabe and Manny Perez, painter Martha Goldman and “commercial artist” Shirley Bromberg (what does “commercial artist” mean here? Did Bromberg do promotional art? The one sheets? Merchandising?). Enjoy!