More information on what went on in deciding which cartoon to submit to the Academy for an Oscar nomination – Speedy Gonzales got the nod. And some nice shots of the brand new Cartoon Department building on the lot.
Selzer is taking bets on an Oscar nomination for Speedy Gonzales – and Corny Cole loses a tennis match!
Tennis seems to have taken the place of square dancing as a recreation sport for the crew; a beautiful photo of Chuck’s 18-year old daughter, Linda, to announce her engagement to Robert Kausen; and newcomer Art Leonardi gets hired as an inbetweener!
Tree-Cornered Tweety and Gee Whiz-z-z are screened for the staff – only a month before their official release.
Corny Cole exhibits his fine art at Chouinard… and Speedy Gonzales wins the Oscar. Friz picked up the award (because Selzer had laryngitis).
And finally, it seems bowling is quickly replacing tennis at the studio sport… and wearing old caps is becoming a fad – photo of Mike Maltese, Ken Harris, Willie Ito, Abe Levitow and others in the new “club”, below!
NEXT WEEK: 1956 (part 2)