Will Ryan and his Cactus County Cowboys

Howdy, Pardners! This is a plug, slighty OT, for a musical event happening on Monday night, February 9th, in Hollywood California – sorry for the short notice.

Will Ryan (voice actor in Land Before Time, The Gummi Bears, G.I. Joe, The Little Mermaid and creator of Elmo Aardvark) has created a new live musical revue at the Steve Allen Theatre featuring all original songs off his latest album, the western themed Rhythm Rides The Range. To connect this to cartoons I will mention his band features John Reynolds (an amazing guitarist who happens to have been a background painter at Klasky Csupo for many years, but even more importantly, is the grandson of Zazu Pitts!), musician Ian Whitcomb (who recently performed at Pixar and was a friend of Bob Clampett!), cartoon voice actress Diane Michelle (Superman, Invader Zim, etc.), and Anna Kasper (daughter of Fleischer historian Leslie Cabarga).

Ryan will also screen, as part of the show, a vintage black and white western cartoon, The Wild and Woozy West (1942) a Columbia/Screen Gems gag cartoon (see images above and below) somewhat influenced by Warner Bros. style. The fun starts at 8pm. For more information and tickets click here.


  • http://qwertypictures.deviantart.com/ Christopher

    Boy, I’ll tell you: A lot of Cartoon Historians are gonna flip at the high quality of those screenshots. The version I currently saw on YT is nothing compared to this clean version. 8-)

  • Mike

    Thanks for the heads-up!
    I loved the Elmo stuff.
    CD ordered!