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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Prod. CM19 - The Beach Party

Directed by Burt Gillett, released 11/04/1931.
Animators: Dick Lundy, Dave Hand, Norm Ferguson, Tom Palmer, Jack King, Gerri Geronimi, Frenchy de Tremaudan, Ben Sharpsteen. Hand and Sharpsteen seem to have coached a number of junior animators and assistants: Sizzle (?), Tat (?) Frank Kelling, Chuck Couch, Joe D'Igalo, Andrew Hutchinson, Hardie Gramatky, Jack Cutting, Marvin Woodward, Charles Byrne(s) and Harry Reeves. These were exiting times: the films got better for so did the people making them! But the core was this small group of a few key men...
Good thing Frank Kelling didn't live in Denmark - in Danish, a Kelling is an old hag... Say, does anyone know more about Sizzle and Tat?

[Update from comments posted and sent to me: Sizzle was Cecil Surrey as found in previous postings, and Tat was Daniel Tattenham, a one-time animation studio head, see here.]

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Anonymous Michael Barrier says...

"Sizzle" was Cecil Surrey. I don't know about "Tat," although the name suggests that he may have been the "Tat" of the short-lived and rather mysterious "Tat's Tales" studio.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 3:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous says...

Daniel Tattenham (Tat)

- voiceman91

Friday, August 17, 2007 at 2:09:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous John Veitch says...

"Good thing Frank Kelling didn't live in Denmark - in Danish, a Kelling is an old hag..."

Someone at the studio must have known that when they assigned him to animate on the Witch in Snow White...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:21:00 AM PST  

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