Continuing on in the last few years of the original Warner Bros. Cartoon studio… as seen via these in-house columns in the studio employees magazine, Warner Club News. The final column appears in May 1963 – and as they never mentioned employees departing the studio, the cartoon division merely vanishes like half the heroes in Avengers Infinity War (and like those heroes, the artists and animators will also return)!
This month, Eddie Selzer is hospitalized, Ben Washam returns to the studio, and Chuck Jones contributes art to a Movie and Television Museum!
This final column for 1961 is interesting for the photo of Mel Blanc recieving an award – sitting in a chair with his foot in a cast – and for the Chuck Jones and Alex Ignatiev charcoal sketches. Wish we could see more of these.
NEXT WEEK: 1962 (part 1)