Podcast #1: Gene Deitch, Terrytoons and Victorian Children's Book Artists
Ralph on Gene Deitch, Terrytoons and children's book artists from the Victorian age.
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**UPDATE** RESPONSE FROM GENE DEITCH TO BAKSHI VIA E-MAIL:
"Hi Ralph, I listened to your recollections about my Terrytoons days, and think it's very perceptive. I don't remember giving you those old children's books or why, but I suppose it was that I felt they were not relevant to our work in those times. I certainly agree with you that all good art never grows old, but at that time I was focussed on what our immediate goals were. The old guys were a problem, because I felt and heard their resentment that a young fart (me) was brought in as creative director instead of one of the studio veterans.
That was obvious to me, and I thought I was doing what I could to appreciated their skills. I never fired any of them, but tried to employ their strengths. Among the ones you mentioned, I was especially fascinated with the uniqueness of Jim Tyer, a truly great. I used him to animated Flebus, and thought that was a great melding of the "old" and the "new." I appreciate your remarks; I think you did a worthy summing up of that remarkable, short, boiling moment of anmation history. Many thanks for the good words you said about me. I am well aware of the mistakes I made. It ended in disaster, but we did leave a mark!
**UPDATE** GENE DEITCH AND BAKSHI JAMES HOUND YOUTUBE VIDEOS COLLECTED AND/OR UPLOADED BY CHARLES BRUBAKER:
Terrytoons - the Deitch era
James Hound on YouTube
Connie Rasinski & Artie Bartsch
Feiffer - Sick Sick Sick
Juggler of Our Lady
Bakshi & Julliani
Bakshi Doodle at TerryToons
Terrytoons Model Sheet
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Posted by Rabbit at February 1, 2009 11:58 PM