The great Maury Laws turns 95 this Thursday, so today we look at the very first Rankin/Bass TV special featuring a full score of original Maury Laws and Jules Bass songs.
“Jasper Goes Hunting” provided another first for George Pal – an animated short combining major characters from two competing Hollywood studios.
What makes the ‘authentic’ version of a classic animated film (or any film for that matter)? What is the ‘true’ version of a classic animation short?
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 [Click Here]