Saturday, June 06, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
My friend Patrick posted this today on his blog www.powsley.blogspot.com of concept art my friend Mark Christiansen www.markscartoonart.blogspot.com did of THE BUGS BUNNY SHOW. I would LOVE to see wonderful box art like this on the Warner Brothers cartoon boxes!!!! This makes me want to buy the cartoons and even own the box BECAUSE it represents the cartoons it is selling! The box art they have used on the WARNER BROTHERS cartoons for the past several years looks awful. I have said this time and time again and why it is airbrushed? I will never know. The person that did it doesn't even know how to use an airbrush. This is more like it! In fact, I will cover up the box art with this if WB issues the BUGS BUNNY SHOW on DVD.
Love this film from the opening credits to the end credits! Just put it on and fell asleep during it...I am exhausted. I especially love the CLIFF RICHARD and THE SHADOWS scene!
Thursday, June 04, 2009
www.percepto.com I was listening to THE DAYDREAMER CD in my car yesterday and today! When I listen to this, it makes me proud to be a part of the RANKIN/BASS group! The soundtrack is outstanding by Maury Laws and Jules Bass! The CD also features some GREAT DEMOS from PUNCH & JUDY and the Jerry Lewis project HEY, BELLBOY. I don't think I ever talked about this before BUT the interview I did with Maury Laws on the disc is over 30 minutes long and besides talking about the DAYDREAMER score, we talk about RUDOLPH, THE BERMUDA DEPTHS, JERRY LEWIS, SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN, The miser brothers songs, MAD MONSTER PARTY, One Star In The Night from THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY, etc. Maury gives a GREAT interview and really enjoys talking about his career with RANKIN/BASS.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
My friend DICK LOCHER (Dick Tracy, Chicago Tribune Editorial cartoonist) was in the newspaper today. He designed a nine foot statue that will be dedicated October 4th, 2009 in Naperville (Where Locher resides). He assisted Chester Gould with the DICK TRACY comic strip from 1957 to 1961 and returned as the sole cartoonist in 1983. Gould was from Woodstock, IL.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
My good friend BILL JACKSON sent along this cool DVD! It is a documentary of clips from CARTOON TOWN narrated by Bill himself! A must have if you grew up on this wonderful show.
Having a special on THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR DVD and RANKIN/BASS' WILLY McBEAN & HIS MAGIC MACHINE today! Both for the package price of $30 shipped. PAYPAL Rickgoldsc@aol.com BOTH are wonderful ANIMAGIC Productions by RANKIN/BASS!
Monday, June 01, 2009
Arthur Rankin, Jr. gave me these wood carved salad untensils some years back as a Holiday gift! I took them out for the new DVD material and Paul Baker photographed them. The figures of FANG and DRAC were cerved by the ANIMAGIC figure makers and given to Mr. Rankin as a gift during the making of MAD MONSTER PARTY in 1967. He found them in his Bermuda home and thought I would appreciate them. These are very cool and slightly smaller than the ANIMAGIC figures that were used in the feature film.
I can't wait to see all of the materials that are going to be used for the LIONSGATE Disc. I am glad they are trying to get the people that actually worked on the film. I am tired of seeing animation documentaries with people that I really don't even know who they are or why they are in the doc. What is really upsetting is knowing that some of the animators are still around and could have been interviewed, but were not. There are also many voice actors that could add something to the releases.