Compleat Bob Clampett
I recently wrote an article for a fanzine about "The 1970s and the Dark Days of Animation Fandom". And it's true --animation as an art form went underground in the during the '70s both literally and figuratively. If you could find ANY info about classic cartoons you were batting 500...and odds were you would find it in a fan-produced magazine. Arguably the best of what was around was David Mruz's pocket-sized digest mag Mindrot. It regularly boasted such contributors as Jerry Beck, Jim Korkis, Mark Kausler and Paul Etcheverry among others.
Issue twelve (from Nov. 1 1978) was a full issue dedicated to Bob Clampett, containing rare interviews with Bob himself and analysis of some of his best-loved classic cartoons. Also in that issue was a complete listing of all Bob's cartoon work from 1937 - 1962. (Just no decades' worth of the Time for Beany Puppet Show episodes, unfortunately ) So without further ado, here's the full Bob Clampett cartoon listings, as they originally appeared in Mindrot--compiled by Mark Kausler and Paul Etcheverry, with some extra and color artwork thrown in by me. Revel!
Bravo! Just too bad for all of us that this already-prolific list isn't twice as long.
To provide some balance I have some clips from Time for Beany I may just have to You Tube here sometime soon. Sure would be great to see a DVD release of all those long-lost shows.
My thanks to this post go out to David Mruz, Mark Kausler, Paul Etcheverry, Sody Clampett, and the Norse God of the funny and ridiculous, Robert "Bob" Clampett!