RIP, Bob Givens and Keely Smith

Because this weekend wasn't difficult enough already, 2017 has claimed two more legends that hit close to home for me. Robert "Bob" Givens was a legendary animator and frequent collaborator with Chuck Jones, known for his outstanding work at Disney, Warner Bros. Cartoons, Hanna-Barbera, and DePatie–Freleng Enterprises.  His career spanned from 1937-2001.  His career began at … Continue reading RIP, Bob Givens and Keely Smith

Fantasia, 1940

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Fantasia is my all-time favorite animated Disney film.  I've seen this one more times than I can count, certainly more than any other in the Disney catalog.  It's where I first realized how truly beautiful animation could be on its own, divorced of or otherwise downplaying the … Continue reading Fantasia, 1940