Sketches, Stories and Other Stuff from Tom Ruegger
That's so cool.I think what's especially interesting is the diversity of the group -- in their different styles and the wide age range.That may have been part of the reason the shows appealed to such a wide range of people and generations; it's simply where the shows themselves were coming from.But of course, the real question is: Can Fitzgerald ever look serious in a photo, and can Minton ever NOT look serious in a photo? Maybe this should not be suggested; it might upset the equilibrium of the world!Who is the cowboy-hatted one in the back with the crazed psycho expression and hand gestures?
Who is the cowboy-hatted one in the back with the crazed psycho expression and hand gestures?That's Mr Eddie Fitzgerald
THAT's Eddie? I thought he was the one in blue on the front row. So who's that, then? The face and grin look an awful lot like I would imagine the Eddie of today minus 20 years.
Front row, third from left, in blue, is one of the great directors, Art Vitello.
I only wish I could recognize these people like Tom. You, sir, had the world's absolute BEST job EVER! Well, right next to people like Chuck Jones, Frank Tashlin, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, etc... And another one never came after the ninties were over. It only makes me wonder why studios and networks never tried to mimic its success in this decade, with the key exception of some shows of course. I love how relaxed all of you look especially.
Where are you in this photo,Tom?
so where did you and the animattion staff take this photo?
Bottom row, in between Sylvester the cat and Jean MacCurdy
Why can't it still be these people from the glory days working at Warners today?
Warners jettisoned almost all of these people a decade or more ago.
This photo was taken on the roof level of the parking structure of the Sherman Oaks Galleria. The mountains in the photo's background are to the north, so in the photo, we are facing the office building where we worked. The animation studio was located on the 11th floor of the building there at the Galleria. Back then it was called the Imperial Bank building. Currently, I think the office building's signage is Comerica.
thats amazing, i give my respect to you and the amazing staff that worked on one of the greatest cartoons ever made. such as Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Pinky and the Brian, Freakazoid, and many others.