61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards presentation was held on March 29, 1989.  The television show was broadcast on ABC. The opening musical number was a notorious send-up on Snow White, featuring Rob Lowe and Eileen Bowman.  The next day, Walt Disney Company filed suit against AMPAS for copyright infringement in …

Joe Ranft

Joe Ranft left CalArts after his sophomore year to join Disney in 1980.  He worked with Darrell Van Citters on the Fun With Mr. Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Sport Goofy in Soccermania teams.  He worked for Amblin on the Toontown portion of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.     Ranft was a puppeteer on …

Acme Warehouse gets a new lease on life

https://wp.me/p9TCVh-4m    (see post on ‘ACME Warehouse, from April 7, 2018)   The map (below) shows the Shepherd’s Bush area of London in 1841, with the London Railway line. In 1898, The Dimco Buildings were constructed in White City, just north of Shepherd’s Bush, as a shed for the Central …

Darrell Van Citters

Darrell Van Citters’s father was in the military, so Darrell moved around a lot when he was growing up.  He lived in Albuquerque, NM, when he was in high school, and got a job painting cels at a regional commercial studio.  He continued on that job during his first year …