Monday, November 01, 2010

Peet, Dick, Phineas, Ferb, Nick

Ger Apeldoorn reprints some rare Bill Peet illustrations for the Mickey Mouse Club Magazine.

Harvey Deneroff reports that Dick Williams completed a film he started in the 1950s called Circus Drawings and premiered it at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Italy.

Fast Company profiles the success of Disney's Phineas and Ferb and provides figures for licensing revenue for various children's TV properties.

The New York Times writes about Cyma Zarghami, the president of Nickelodeon, and how Nick is doing in its competition with the Disney Channel, the Hub, and Cartoon Network.


Steven Hartley said...

I wonder if Peet drew this for a Disney production or something different?

Michael Sporn said...

It's amazing that Williams has finished a film - and that it's a circus film.

I remember his telling me a story once about his youth. He had a house with a noted houseguest. Williams left for a month to do a job, and when he returned Williams' paintings - all over the house - had been painted over by the houseguest. (In telling the story, Williams revealed that his paintings were clown pictures.)