I began my animation career at the Walt Disney Studios back in the fifties. I consider myself a very lucky guy to have met and worked with the amazing people most of you have only read about. It's a long list that includes Walt Disney, Stephen Busustow, Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones. And yes, even Tex Avery although he insisted we call him, "Fred."

The animation industry of 2012 is a far cry from what we experienced in 1956 so I've wanted to share what life was like at Disney, Hanna-Barbera and the other smaller studios back then. That animation generation is pretty much in the history books today but there are a few of us left who remember and share the wonderful experience called a career in the cartoon business.