Saturday, February 05, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

Bob Bentovoja's COWBOY IN AFRICA


From my Chicago Kid's Television book!


VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

My friend Gary Matheson just told me that season 4 vol. 1 and 2 recently came out... Vol. 1 has the unaired pilot and vol. 2 has the pilot with the commercials (Although they cut the COKE billboard and commercial for rights reasons).

Happy Birthday to my friend Janet Waldo!


John Barry: Bond composer dies at age 77

5 time Academy Award winning composer John Barry passed away Janurary 31st, 2011. He was well known for scoring 11 James Bond films including the BEST with Sean Connery and created wonderful cues like "007." He won his oscars for films including CHAPLIN, DANCES WITH WOLVES and BORN FREE.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Day The Music Died...




Remembering Buddy, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens!


My MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. collection that was used in the first soundtrack CD release. It was later used in the bonus features of the complete series DVD set BUT I wasn't credited. Not cool!

BOB BENTOVOJA original art!


I picked up this original piece of Bob Betovoja art today in the comfort of my own home during this horrible weather! Absolutely love it! The art is from a 1972 concert progran and is an acrylic painting on Illustration board measuring 22x27.25"

It came with these transparencies too!

BLIZZARD of 2011


I have over three feet of snow in my driveway...due to the way the wind blows on my block. This was the third worst storm in Chicago history (just behind 1979 and 1967)..20.5 inches at MIDWAY. 22" inches in Elk Grove w/ Josh. Glad I picked up my medications Tuesday am! One of my doctors had to cancel my appointment with him.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I always liked this interpretation...if MMP was to be redone, it would be nice to see it like this!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

SNOW MISER is here!


BOB BENTOVOJA!

I was just talking about 12 O' CLOCK HIGH..here is Bob's take on it.



RANKIN/BASS Winter bundles... BUNDLE UP!

GROUND HOG DAY was changed to today...


at BROOKFIELD ZOO! PETE did not see his shadow...so early Spring! BROOKFIELD ZOO is closing tomorrow for the 2nd time in something like 75 years..
Many schools and businesses closed...

Looking forward to the Spring!

c. 1971 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES
A great film to watch in 24 inches of snow! Released today on BLU RAY! Love Mary Blair's influence on this film!

It is CRAZY here today!

My friend Zaven Keleshian posted this on FACEBOOK. We are seeing what may be the worst blizzard in Chicago since 1967 right now! The kind of blizzard that you see towards the end of RANKIN/BASS' RUDOLPH with elves spinning with packages and eskimos and igloos blowing around!








c. 1967 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES
Still enjoying the ROCKY box! www.markscartoonart.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Congrats to Ernest Borgnine!


Ernest Borgnine received a special SAG award tonight for his 60 years in the business!

I love great advertising characters....





What ever happened to them? At least ALKA-SELTZER has been bringing Speedy back! I can't believe the things I see in commercials and ads these days. I have seen two commercials recently with two guys at bathroom stalls together talking???!! What happened?