In 1946 Jasper recieved an Academy Award nomination – and one of Pal’s Puppetoons was an animated adaptation of the American folktale, John Henry.
This odd little film was produced by Cartoon Films Limited, a small commercial outfit that evolved out of the Ub Iwerks Studio after the split from Pat Powers.
This time we look at how the legacy of this classic animated television special continued to impact music, theater, publishing—and even the loved ones of those who first created it.
EDITOR: JERRY BECK
Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is currently on the faculty of Cal Arts in Valencia – teaching animation history. More about Jerry Beck [hau qua cá độ bóng đá trên mạngClick Here]