My son Josh and I have been collecting quite a bit of HANNA-BARBERA lately! My friend Patrick Owsley worked on all the H-B style guides a few years back. Check his blog by clicking on his name at the right. A few years back we had meetings with BILL HANNA & JOSEPH BARBERA and we talked about RANKIN/BASS and a few of their employees that worked for both companies. It was great hanging out with JERRY EISENBERG and IWAO TAKAMOTO and my pal SCOTT JERALDS. Wish I was on the West Coast right now...the snowy weather in Chicago today is brutal!
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Some people have been asking...What is up with the DELUXE EDITION of THE EASTER BUNNY IS COMIN' TO TOWN DVD? The answer...Nothing. The cover seen here at the right is the one you want to get. The DELUXE EDITION doesn't have any additional RANKIN/BASS material! It has some EASTER short cartoons that are unrelated. NEW WAVE did contact me about doing some extras for the disc BUT when I asked for payment...I never heard from them again.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Another sneak peak at my RANKIN/BASS TREASURY book ! A few pictures provided by KYOKO KITA from the making of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, which was the very first ANIMAGIC Production for RANKIN/BASS and RUDOLPH was their 2nd! Above you see ANIMAGIC puppet makers Reiko Yamagata and Kyoko Kita in action!
Looks like THE STARVING ARTISTS will be playing a place called GABE'S in Highland Park, Illinois soon. Met a cool band there recently and we are going to open one of their next shows. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime, still working on a few tracks to record at URANUS RECORDING STUDIOS in Tempe, AZ.