Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, here's a union newsletter from January 1966.

Can you imagine the outcry. "What does that cover have to do with animation?" "It looks a high school art project!" "Union? Smells more like 'onion'!"

Upon taking over editing the Screen Cartoonists Local 841 newsletter in the early 60s, Ed Smith changed the format from the simple 8 1/2 x 13 mimeograph to something a little "designy", with far more accessible content.

Amongst the announcements, the completion of Halas and Batchelor's feature "Ruddigore", MGM planning "The Phantom Tollbooth" and "The Jungle Book" to be completed in a year and a half.

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