More Van Eaton Goodies

Mike Van Eaton comes up with animation odds and ends all the time. I have no purpose in posting these except that I find them fascinating and I know there are at least twelve of you out there who might find these equally interesting. Click the thumbnails below to examine them at large size. The first one (below left) is some sort of Christmas card to Ub Iwerks from his staff (note signatures from Irv Spence, Lou Zukor, Brad Case, Jerry Hathcock and what I assume are ink & paint staff). The next item is the cover (below center) and program interior (below right) for the Schlesinger studio’s Sketch Pad Varieties, written by Chuck Jones and starring several familiar staffers. This was the “second annual revue” – I wonder how many of these they performed? And wouldn’t it be cool to find Jones’ script for this play?


  • Chris Allard

    Wow, what a great piece of animation history…I wish I had it in my collection!

  • top cat james

    Make that thirteen.

  • http://www.warnerart.com Eric

    Unbelievable. I LOVE seeing this stuff. Would go great in my collection too.

  • Steven Soldinger

    Glad to see my Father’s name on this cool event. He always acted in their zaney antics.

  • Jody Morgan

    Clicked, viewed, saved. Thanks!

  • Brett Zingler

    This is really cool. Was doing some google searches on my grandfather Rudolph Zingler and found this. I haven’t been able to find out much about these days of his life, so it’s nice to see that he was involved in this.