Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tony Craig & Roberts Gannaway

You may not know these two men, but if you've grown up watching Disney television animated shows, you've probably seen their work.
Personally Tad Stones is the best thing to happen to The Disney Afternoon by having a hand in creating such TV shows such as Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin: the Series, just to name a few.
But when The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa hit the small screen in their "Tex Avery-ish" animated adventures, it was thanks to Craig & Gannaway. These two guys had a flair for cartoony shows that featured alot of stretch 'n squash and plenty of gags.
My personal favorite of their's would have to be House of Mouse. Made up with cartoons from another Craig & Gannaway show, Mickey MouseWorks, this show had it all.
I've taken the time to gather up some links to articles which talk about the creators and their past series for your viewing pleasure:
Disney's Little Big Screen: Turning Animated Features into TV Series
Animation and Music: You Can't Have One Without The Other
Reworking an Icon: Mickey MouseWorks
Disney Shorts - 2001 Index


Anonymous said...

Tony & Roberts Also Did "101 Dalmatians-the Series".

J.E.Daniels said...

Oh yeah, I liked the redesigned look of Cruella DeVille.

John Pannozzi said...

Actually, Tad Stones had nothing to do with TaleSpin