Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Enjoying Sid & Marty again!

Happy Birthday Ross Bagdasarian!

The postage rates on Priority went up quite a bit a few weeks ago

Rankin/Bass' Marco

With the discovery of the MARCO Animagic figures over the weekend, I dug out this rare press photo from my archives of Desi Arnaz, Jr. and fiancee Liza Minnelli. Arthur Rankin always told me about them dating on the set, but the press release said on July 15, 1972, they posed on the Kublai Khan palace set after announcing their engagement. I did some research and I think Liza divorced her first husband in 1974. The early 1970s were interesting times to say the least.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chiller Theatre April 22-24, 2016

Here is a list of the Zacherle Approved guests at CHILLER THEATRE so far!

An original piece of Derek art from my collection!

Animagic from Rankin/Bass' MARCO being restored!

 This past weekend brought some ANIMAGIC MAGIC!  A few of the Animagic tree eleves from Rankin/Bass' feature film MARCO (1973) reappeared out of the trees of Japan.   Masaki Iizuka and I were recently talking about how much we love the Animagic scene in MARCO called "Peace Berries."  Masaki said, "I think it was the best Animagic we ever did!"

 As you can see from the photographs, they need some serious love and care...the kind that SCREEN-NOVELTIES can give them :)  Actually, these are now the property of SCREEN-NOVELTIES and they will do just that.   Seamus, Robin and Mark did a wonderful job with the restoral of Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and in some ways, they were in worse shape.


This Tree Elf is from the Romeo Muller estate and features the missing leaf hat that appears to be missing from the boy elf.   Gene Muller took some good reference photos for me back in 2001, that I am digging out for the restoral of these two.

It's sheer ANIMAGIC!

I did some drawing Monday night...


Monday, January 25, 2016

Superdawg Sunday!

The King of Chiller Theatre

I hope to meet him!  I believe he is 96 Now 👻

I have a few cels from John K's BEANY & CECIL show...

Someone told me, maybe it was John at a gallery show, that my friend Bruce Timm did this title card art!   Bob Clampett, Jr. searched through his files in the early 1990's for a cel from the exact scene I wanted a cel from :)  I will post pictures of the cels I have sometime soon. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Chiller Theatre

This has been in the works for a long time!  Look forward to seeing all of my East Coast friends!