Dewey McGuire was kind enough to send me scans, yesterday, of all the articles I wanted to read in Animato! issue 39.
One of these articles intrigued me due to its title: Redux Riding Hood - Disney's Forgotten Short. After having read it, I must admit that I am even more intrigued...
The article mentions 4 shorts of very good quality (at least 3 were of good quality according to the article - one was apparently cancelled because it was bad) produced by Walt Disney Television Animation (of all places! - Not that I have anything against the artists there, don't get me wrong, but I am a "purist" when it comes to animation and therefore like full animation or productions with strong scripts and high artistic values when it comes to limited animation).
One of the shorts, Redux Riding Hood, was so good that it was nominated for the Academy Awards in 1998. The other two (apparently good) shorts were Jack and the Beanstalk and Darrol Rooney's The Three Little Pigs.
I have not seen any of these shorts. Can anyone tell me more about them? Were they ever released on DVD or elsewhere? Who directed Jack and the Beanstalk? Have Jack and the Beanstalk and Darrol Rooney's The Three Little Pigs even been seen, even if just in the Festival circuit? Are those two as good as Redux Riding Hood?