Eisenberg, Shaw and Kress discuss Hanna-Barbera

It’s cartoon time on Stu Shostack’s Internet radio show, Stu’s Show. This week, Stu welcomes animators Jerry Eisenberg and Scott Shaw! – with Hanna-Barbera writer/historian Earl Kress as co-host – to discuss the golden age of Hanna Barbera’s TV cartoons.

If you’re a fan of Ruff, Reddy, Huck, Yogi, Fred, Barney, T.C., Wally Gator, and Magilla Gorilla, this is your chance to hear how they were all conceived, drawn, and animated by television’s top cartoon company! Jerry Eisenberg actually began with H-B while they were still at MGM and then became one of the regular layout artists for “The Flintstones”, plus many other 1960s classics. Scott joined H-B in the mid 70s, and worked on many series, but he’s also a genuine Flintstones buff – up until recently, he drew and animated practically all of the Post Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles commercials. Cap it all off with notes from H-B authority Earl Kress and you’ll be getting a dynamite couple of hours that are not going to be nearly enough…at least it’s a start.

And you can join in, too. If you’d like to ask these experts anything about the good ol’ days of Saturday morning cartoons, send an e-mail to comments-at-shokusradio.com – or call the station during the live broadcast today at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific. This show repeats each day at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific, 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific and 7am Eastern/10am Pacific.

And next week, yours truly Jerry Beck will appear with two full hours of DVD news and cartoon history. Tune into the discussion here!


  • eeteed

    is jerry eisenberg related to the legendary harvey eisenburg?

    • http://www.cartoonresearch.com Jerry Beck

      Yes. Jerry is Harvey’s son.

      • eeteed

        that’s one lucky kid!

  • uncle wayne

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, my GAWRD!! Only you could give me SUCH fond fond memories…..at 1am!! I actually HAD this tv-tray! Thanks for the (great) Memories!!

  • Randy Koger

    I want one of those TV trays!
    Too cool!

  • Justin Delbert

    Lietened to it last night and I enjoyed the show. Can’t wait til next week though:)

  • Manny

    I’m swedish and I want to know how to listen to it. How?

    • Justin Delbert

      It should be easy to listen to Stu’s Show. Just go to http://www.shokusradio.com then scroll down until you see in big green letters, Listen Now. Next to it will be a blue box where you can click play. Stu’s show airs live Wednesday at 7ET. You can download older shows at http://www.stusshow.com.