Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Maltese Talkin'

Arglebargle! has a fascinating find: a 1945 issue of an in-house Warner Brothers newsletter, focusing on the WB cartoon studio. It consists of a collage of pictures of WB cartoon staffers, and a full-length article on the making of animated cartoons by the studio's best writer, Mike Maltese. Go take a look.

(Via Golden Age Cartoons)

1 comment:

Mike Tennant said...

I find it interesting that Maltese credits Eddie Selzer with coming up with the idea for the "jam session" (or "'yes' session," as I believe Chuck Jones called it). One would get the impression from reading Jones, in particular, that both Schlesinger and Selzer contributed nothing to the process except money--and the occasional inadvertent inspiration, such as using Schlesinger's voice for Daffy Duck or deliberately making "Bully for Bugs" after Selzer prohibited bullfighting pictures. I suppose it's just the eternal labor/management conflict at work.