MEET AL BRODAX AND FRED LADD

Two names that helped shape early 1960s TV animation – Al Brodax and Fred Ladd – will both be making live appearences in the Los Angeles area in late August.beatlesAl Brodax will be at the Santa Monica Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, August 24, at 7:30 PM to promote (and sign) his new book Up Periscope Yellow: The Making of the Beatles Yellow Submarine. I’ve been informed that his friend, cult actress Julie Newmar (Catwoman), will be in attendance. Brodax of course, was the czar of 1960s King Features animation and producer in charge of churning out the Popeye, Krazy Kat, Snuffy Smith, Beetle Baily, Cool McCool and Beatles TV cartoons of the era.fred laddFred Ladd will appear at the monthly Asifa-Hollywood meeting on Saturday August 28th at 3:00pm in the AFI Warner Screening Room – where we will screen rare anime pilots, as well as scenes from Astro Boy, Kimba, Gigantor, The Big World Of Little Adam, Pinocchio In Outer Space and discuss his colorizing of classic cartoons. As a bonus, we will screen Fred’s copy of the rarely seen THE SPACE EXPLORERS.August is shaping up to be a feast for fans of classic cartoon kitsch…