Monday, December 14, 2015

NEW TAG INTERVIEW!!

Not by me but by Harvey Deneroff. And not recently, but thirty-two years ago. ...



The above took place at the Animation Guild's first Golden Awards banquet in 1984, at the long-departed Sorrentino's in Toluca Lake. (That first banquet was a hoot, by the way. Almost every west coast old-timer attended, and there was a lot of catching up among friends.)

The interview subject was animation veteran Carlo Vinci. ...

The Guild, then known as The Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists, was honoring fifty-year veterans in the animation business, and Harvey interviewed honorees as they arrived and departed from the banquet. All the interviews were stored on tape in the Guild archives.

Fade Out.

A few weeks ago, Harvey came inquiring after the tapes, and Lyn Mantta was instrumental in locating them and presenting all the stored reels to Dr. Deneroff. He showed them to Jerry Beck, who got excited by the material, and asked the Guild if he could post them on his "Cartoon Research" blog. We were happy to give our permission.

Over the next several months, Cartoon Research will be profiling more of these decades-old interviews, and we will be cross-posting them here.

4 comments:

Dan Siciliano said...

There's gotta be some more new TAG interviews because I can't remember the last time an interview in this blog has been presented and I wanted to hear more stories from other animated legends we've haven't heard from yet.

Michael Bennett said...

Is Steve Huletts' retirement the end of an era??
After watching "The Making of Snow White" last night on ABC
I issue a challenge to all 2D animators of the silver age...
To launch a grand "Project" worthy of Old School and new wave capabilities!! To find a story from the vast Disney Marvel universe;or elsewhere;and push the art form to the extreme!!!A reunion forum debate at least; should be assembled! let's go out like our predecessors ; with some style!! All you Moguls;Are you listening?Or are we willing to go quietly into the night? let's make it happen!! We owe it to ourselves and our generation ! I A T S E not Ideology! . Happy New Year !l

Michael Bennett said...

Is Steve Huletts' retirement the end of an era??
After watching "The Making of Snow White" last night on ABC
I issue a challenge to all 2D animators of the silver age...
To launch a grand "Project" worthy of Old School and new wave capabilities!! To find a story from the vast Disney Marvel universe;or elsewhere;and push the art form to the extreme!!!A reunion forum debate at least; should be assembled! let's go out like our predecessors ; with some style!! All you Moguls;Are you listening?Or are we willing to go quietly into the night? let's make it happen!! We owe it to ourselves and our generation ! I A T S E not Ideology! . Happy New Year !l

Steve Hulett said...

But you repeat yourself.

And I'm here for another year, to let you know.

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