Animation Artifacts 22 Dec 2006 10:22 am
- I make no bones about the fact that I have been a fan of Ub Iwerks‘ work as long as I’ve been a fan of animation.
The first 8mm short that I owned (at age 12) was a Castle Film version of Iwerks’ Jack and the Beanstalk. I studied that film frame by frame by frame, over and over again. Of course, it was directed by Grim Natwick with whom I discussed the film in the 70′s.
When I saw this issue of a 1968 Film Fan Monthly available, I had to buy it for the Mark Kausler article about Iwerks. (I have this desperate need to own things I love.) So, with apologies to Mr. Kausler, I’m posting the short, three page article. Since the magazine is long out of print – I felt it something worth sharing.
- I no sooner posted this article than I thought that perhaps I would put up the Film Dope piece on Iwerks as well. This Briish publication, as I mentioned before on this site, was a favorite of mine. I’ve tried to collect as many issues as I could locate. I’ve posted this once before in June, but it doesn’t hurt to connect the two articles.
The four page entry for Ub Iwerks follows: