Following the Bouncing…Mouse?

On November 18, 1928, the world of animation changed forever with the introduction of a certain cartoon mouse bopping along to fully synchronized sound and music in what would become an instant classic (and studio boon): Steamboat Willie. The brainchild of relative newbie Walt Disney, the eight-minute film premiered at the Broadway Theater in New … Continue reading Following the Bouncing…Mouse?

The Spanish Artist and the German Dog

The door to the studio was shut tight.  Inside, Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, was hard at work on his latest masterpiece—and he was not to be disturbed.  Lump (pronounced “loomp”) was not discouraged.  He pushed his way inside and dropped a stone at the feet of the painter, tail wagging expectantly.  Picasso, … Continue reading The Spanish Artist and the German Dog